Summer Meals Summer Associates


More than one in four children in California go to bed feeling hungry each night. When most children get their meals at school, summer is a particularly vulnerable time as they take a break from school. In summer, many of these children do not know where their next meal is coming from and we may see a rise in food insecurity. United Way’s Summer Meals program aims to address this issue of child food insecurity during these warm months. Summer Meals is part of United Way’s current Healthy Meals Program sites which provides access to free and nutritious meals.

United Way is partnering with Mutual Housing and Mutual Assistance Network to bring ten AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates into our Summer Meals program. Summer Associates will be assigned to one of five summer meal site locations to help increase participation through various strategies during the summer. 

Summer Associates are working with site staff and volunteers to create or enhance programming, create curriculum and implement enrichment activities for participating youth. In addition, they are recruiting additional volunteers to assist in implementation and maintenance of the Summer Food Service Program. Along with a free and nutritious meal, children will have an opportunity to engage in an enrichment activity to encourage physical activity, stimulate creativity, and retain learning from their school year. 

Introducing our Summer 2016 Summer Associates:

Mohammed Al Chalabi

Rachel Billeci

Christina Chu

Ali Goldberg

Elizabeth Havey

Jamie Perkins 

Linda Pittman

Corey Rodda

Trinicia Scott

Jennessa Vasquez

The summer meal locations are:

Mutual Housing- Lemon Hill: 6000 Lemon Ave. Sacramento, CA 95820
Mutual Housing- Norwood: 3335 Norwood Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838
Mutual Housing- River Garden: 2201 Northview Drive Sacramento, CA 95833
Mutual Housing- Victory Townhomes: 1075 Dixieanne Ave. Sacramento, CA 95815
Mutual Assistance Network- Robertson Community Center: 3525 Norwood Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838