Oceanside, CA (April 22, 2020) - Beginning on Monday, May 4th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) will offer free, fresh-made lunches and snacks to youth under the age of 18, while the Club is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meals will be prepared by our accomplished Culinary Arts staff and will be fresh, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious! The food that youth receive will be very similar to the meals we serve through our Culinary Arts program during normal club operations. Each pickup will include a lunch and snack for both the current and following day.
“We are very excited to be able to provide our youth with a taste of normalcy, by providing the meals they love to eat, and to support our community during these difficult times. A big thanks to BGCO staff for ensuring that our local youth have the nutrition they so greatly need,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
Meal pick-up will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12pm-1pm. Parents can come to our Townsite location at 401 Country Club Lane in Oceanside to receive meals for their children. Youth need not be a member of BGCO to receive a meal, but must be under the age of 18. Families do not need to leave the safety of their cars, thanks to our convenient curbside pickup! They will pull their car up to the curb outside the Club, where they will see a food program sign. Club staff will then hand meals through the passenger window. We will also offer curbside pickup for those without cars, while adhering to social distancing protocols, as recommended by the CDC.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Vanessa Mendez, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website or Facebook page.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.