Schools across the country are ending for summer break. As you may know, summer is often the hungriest time of year for many children from low-income families. These children rely on free and reduced school meals during the school year but when school is out their families struggle to replace those missed meals. Across the United States, local communities, state agencies and non-profit organizations are coming together to set up summer meals sites – stitching together the infrastructure necessary for kids to eat healthy meals while school is out.
Summer meals sites operate in low-income communities across the country, and are often located at schools, faith-based organizations, and community organizations.
Unfortunately, too many children in need are missing out. Your office can play an important role in ensuring families in your district know about the summer meals program and how to access sites in your community.
Below you will find resources for those who need information about summer meals.
More information is available at www.nokidhungry.org/summer.
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