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Tomorrow, June 18, marks the kick-off of San Diego Unified School District's Summer Fun Cafe, a free lunch program for the children of residents throughout the district.

The district is inviting students and parents to a free barbecue to launch the program at Skyline Hills Community Park (8285 Skyline Drive). Food and drink will be available for all attendees without charge from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"For many low-income children in California and across the nation, summer break is often far from ideal," a release from the district says. "It can mean limited access to summer learning/enrichment opportunities as well as discontinued access to the daily nutrition provided through schools. Summer Fun Café bridges that gap and requires no paperwork or income qualifications to participate."

Funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Seamless Summer Feeding Option," lunches will be available at 65 locations throughout the district. Click the link above for a list of participation options.

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