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San Diego Continuing Education Fights Hunger in Southeastern San Diego

March 4, 2019

More than 10,000 lbs. of free fresh produce will distribute this Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to students and residents of southeastern San Diego from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) will host its monthly Farm to Family Fair at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113.

SDCE’s Farm to Family Fair is the school’s monthly free food distribution in partnership with the SDCE Foundation, Feeding San Diego, and Project New Village. Plus this month new community partners include Good Health-Long Life, Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise and Kaiser Permanente.

“Many adults fear going back to school or to start a new career because of food and housing insecurities,” said Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., SDCE President. “We are knocking down every barrier to provide students with the resources and support they need beyond the classroom and guiding them toward upward mobility.”

Prospective students and community will be able to experience SDCE’s 70+ free high-quality career training programs including Automotive, Family Home Daycare, Business and Culinary through information booths. Programs are industry recognized and state approved.

Attendees will also have access to a free mobile health fair during the food distribution with SDCE’s community partners including Kaiser Permanente’s Mobile Health Clinic, which provides HIV mobile testing and free mammograms based on appointments, which can be made at the event.

SDCE is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). Many students complete their high school diploma or career certificate program at SDCE and then transition to an SDCCD college; City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges.

Community organizations may exhibit at SDCE’s monthly Farm to Family Fair. Service providers will have the opportunity to interact and provide information to SDCE students and Southeast community members. Contact SDCE Dean of Student Equity, Maureen Rubalcaba

Allura Garis