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MUSD starts free summer lunches today at city parks
Manteca Unified Nutritional Education staff members serve free summer lunches several years ago. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Manteca Unified School District’s free Seamless Summer Lunch program starts today at various park locations in Manteca, Lathrop, and Weston Ranch.

Lunch is free for children ages 2 to 18. Lunches must be eaten on site.

Nutrition Services is serving up meals at the various locations Mondays through Fridays – with the exception of June 19, and July 4 & 6  – from now through July 19.


*10:30 to 11 a.m. — Graystone Park, 810 Agate Ave.; Roberts Estate Park, 1740 Rail St.; Doxey Park, 1355 Northgate Drive; Springport Park, 746 Pestana Ave.; Shasta Park, 955 E. Edison Ave.; Lincoln Park, 245 S. Powers Ave.; and  Cotta Park, 505 Mission Ridge Drive.

*11:15 to 11:45 a.m. — St. Francis Park, 1273 Devonshire Ave.; Sequoia Park, 868 Wawona St.; Chadwick Square Park, 1953 London Ave; Diamond Oaks Park; 1179 Pestana Ave.; Springtime Park, 1268 Springtime Ave.; Baccilleri Park, 154 Stockton St.; and Tesoro Park, 1399 Tesoro Drive.

*Noon to 12:30 p.m. —Northgate Park, 1750 Hoyt Lane; Giles Park next to Boys & Girls Club, 545 Alameda St.; Rodoni Park, 1006 Lucio St.; Crestwood Park, 1901 Crestwood Ave.; Yosemite Village Park, 600 El Portal Ave.; Woodward Park, 710 E. Yosemite Ave.

*12:45 to 1:15 p.m. — Primavera Park, 1253 Primavera Ave.; Mayors Park, 1440 Kelley Drive; Colony Park, 1232 Trailwood Ave.; Union Ranch East Park, 925 Raccoon Valley Drive; Union West Park, 1291 Parkview St.; and Quail Ridge Park, 1020 Mission Ridge Drive



*10:30 to 11 a.m. — Mossdale Park, 700 Towne Center Drive

*11:15 to 11:45 a.m. — Generations Center, 450 Spartan Way

*Noon to 12;30 p.m. — Sangalang Park, 13470 Slate St. and Valverde Park, 15557 Fifth St.

*12:45 to 1:15 p.m. — Libby Lane Park, 575 Libby Lane and Woodfield Park, 801 Lathrop Road


·         Weston Ranch

*10:30 to 11 a.m. — Sandra B. Smith Park, 2606 William Moss Blvd.

*11:15 to 11:45 a.m. — Paul E. Weston Park, 3602 Ews Woods Blvd.

*Noon to 12:20 p.m. — William Long Park, 4535 Woodchase Lane.

Manteca Unified Nutrition Services will be having several farmers market as part of the free summer lunch program.

The first will take place next Friday, June 14, at Shasta Park, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Other farmers markets will be held at the following location later this summer:

*June 19, Lincoln Park, Manteca, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

·*June 28, Mossdale Landing Community Park, Lathrop, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

·*June 21, Paul E. Weston Park, Stockton, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m..

*July 12, Woodward Community Park, Manteca, noon to 1 p.m.

There are also summer BBQ events planned throughout the summer

The first will be Monday, June 10, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Sequoia Park.

Featured are barbecue hamburgers with the fixings at the various locations.

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