Which schools are eligible to participate on the program?
Any San Diego County public school with 80% or more of the school’s student population participating in a free or subsidized school meal program.
What documents are required to enroll a student?
All participating schools are required to submit a referral form for every student enrolled in the program. F4K Referral Form
Each child must return a signed permission slip to participate in the program from his or her parent or guardian. F4K Permission Slip
How many schools are currently enrolled in the program?
37 San Diego County elementary schools are currently enrolled in the program. The program currently feeds 1,733 students each week at the following schools:
|Alvin Dunn Elementary||San Marcos|
|Audubon Elementary||San Diego|
|Balboa Elementary||San Diego|
|Boone Elementary||San Diego|
|Burbank Elementary||San Diego|
|Calvin J. Lauderbach Elementary||Chula Vista|
|Cesar Chavez Elementary||San Diego|
|Cherokee Point Elementary||San Diego|
|Chollas Meade Elementary||San Diego|
|Coronado Unified School District (ALL)||Coronado Island|
|Del Rio Elementary||Oceanside|
|Edison Elementary||San Diego|
|Field Elementary||San Diego|
|Harborside Elementary||Chula Vista|
|Herbert Ibarra Elementary||San Diego|
|John Adams Elementary||San Diego|
|John Montgomery Elementary||Chula Vista|
|Joli Ann Elementary||San Marcos|
|Kimball Elementary||National City|
|Kimbrough Elementary||San Diego|
|King Chavez of Excellence||San Diego|
|Linda Vista Elementary||San Diego|
|Mary Fay Pendleton||Camp Pendleton|
|Mason Elementary||San Diego|
|Ocean Beach Elementary||San Diego|
|San Marcos Elementary||San Marcos|
|San Miguel Elementary||La Mesa/Lemon Grove|
|Sherman Elementary||Chula Vista|
|Sunset Elementary||San Ysidro|
|Sythme Elementary||San Ysidro|
|Vista La Mesa Elementary||La Mesa/Lemon Grove|
|Vista Square Elementary||Chula Vista|
How much does it cost to feed a child for a year?
- $198 = 1 school year (36 weekends)
- $22 = 1 month (4 weekends)
- $5.50 = 1 weekend
How can I help fund a child or school on the program?
Contact the Food Bank at 1-858-527-1419
How can my school participate in the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program?
Establishing a new site is based upon availability and funding. If you are interested in having your elementary school participate in the Backpack Program, please submit an application to the Food Bank. Your application will be reviewed and placed on a waiting list. Admittance to the program is based on funding and the order in which applications are received.
Use the following link to fill out the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Monthly Report.
If you have any questions, concerns or want to follow up on an application that has already been submitted, please contact Daniela Solano, Food 4 Kids Backpack Program Supervisor at 1-858-863-5143 or firstname.lastname@example.org