SBCS has increased its distributions of healthy food for families in need to nine times a month at sites throughout Chula Vista and is engaging partners to launch additional distributions in the coming weeks in response to increased need related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Currently scheduled days, times and locations are every:
- Every Tuesday, 3 – 6 p.m., Castle Park Middle School – 160 Quintard St., Chula Vista, CA 91911
- 2nd Wednesday, 3 – 5 p.m., South Bay Community Services – 707 F St., Chula Vista, CA 91910
- Every Thursday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Castle Park Elementary School – 25 Emerson St., Chula Vista, CA 91911
Food distribution has been modified to drive-thru format as a special precaution as we do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We ask that families and individuals please remain in their vehicle during pick-up.
Over the past two weeks, over 1,200 families have driven through to receive bags of healthy food at school sites where distributions are hosted. SBCS staff and volunteers assemble and pass out the grocery bags in addition to covering other important logistics of the process. Chula Vista police officers and city councilmembers as well as members of the SBCS Board of Directors also regularly lend a hand.
One recipient said: “Thank you so much. Everything was so easy for us and we were able to get our food just by driving through. The food was also things we could use. We are so thankful.”