The "Summer Food Service Program," funded through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, provides one free meal and snack per school day to anyone 18 or younger participating in school programs.
"In these hard economic times, low-income children are affected the most, especially when school is out," said Gary McDonald, chief executive officer of Feeding America San Diego. "During summer, these children miss their school lunch, which may be the only nutritious meal they receive all day."
Most sites will start serving meals from the end of this month through August, according to Feeding America.
According to McDonald, there are about 1.6 million children in California under the age of 18, including 472,000 in San Diego, that are at risk for going hungry.
A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
Temperatures are expected to yo-yo over the next few days in San Diego County with slightly cooler weather expected Tuesday.
Organizers of an initiative that would raise revenue to expand the downtown convention center and pay for roads and homelessness services will offer a more "in-depth" look at their ballot proposal Tuesday.
Surfers in the North County are rallying to support a 16-year-old girl who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
A 33-year-old inmate from San Diego who escaped from a San Bernardino County prison was apprehended Monday in Encinitas.
While a Shelltown couple went on vacation, they put their trust in a 19-year-old pet sitter at home.
County offices, libraries and animal shelters closed to the public Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Fire can be almost hypnotic and fire dancing is an art form you see more and more these days, but have you ever thought about going on stage and putting on a show yourself?
It's no secret there are numerous health benefits to switching to a vegetarian diet, but did you know that part-time vegetarians cut their obesity risk in half?