CAC Provides Lunch to Low-Income Youth
The Community Action Commission is a local, private nonprofit that has been serving the community since 1964 to combat poverty. Some of their programs include:
- Learning experiences and high quality care for children age 0-5
- Job training, education, and mentoring for teens and young adults
- Leadership, involvement, and educational opportunities for parents
- Healthy daily meals for children and seniors
- Improvements that make homes warmer, safer and more energy-efficient
This summer, the Community Action Commission (CAC) Summer Food Service Program will provide a nutritious daily lunch — and in some cases breakfast — each weekday from June 12th to August 11th.
Eleven sites are open to children and youth with the only requirement being that those who receive a meal be under 18. CAC’s Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children and youth continue to have access to nutritious meals at no charge until they begin school again in the fall.
CAC anticipates serving more than 1,000 meals daily for the Summer Food Service Program. This is the 18th year that CAC has operated the program, which is funded primarily by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:
- Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club 4849 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria 93103 – Breakfast 8:00 am to 9:00 am, Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
- Carpinteria Girls Inc. 5315 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria 93103 – Breakfast 10:00 am to 11:00 am
- Santa Barbara Girls Inc 531 E. Ortega Santa Barbara 93103 – Snack 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Oakley Park 1300 N. Western Drive, Santa Maria 93454 – Lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- Westgate Park 1300 Sonya Lane, Santa Maria 93454 – Lunch 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
- Able Maldonado Center 615 S. Mcelland Street, Santa Maria 93454 – Breakfast 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Lunch 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
- Good Samaritan Kitchen 401 W. Morrison Ave, Santa Maria 93458 – Breakfast 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Lunch 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Santa Maria Boys & Girls Club 901 N. Railroad Santa Maria 93454 – Breakfast 8:00 am to 9:00 am
- Evans Park Boys & Girls Club 200 N. Williams Street Santa Maria 93454 – Lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- Guadalupe Boys & Girls Club 4689 11th Street Guadalupe 93434 – Breakfast 9:00 am to 10:00 am
- Riverview Townhomes 230 Calle Cesar E Chavez Guadalupe 93434 – Lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
(Locations and times subject to change. Most locations are closed on July 4; please check.)
Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed below. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CaiWORKs), Kinship Guardian Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meals.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the SFSP and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.