Summer Meals Program to Serve 27,000 Meals at 18-24 Locations
Summer can be the hungriest time of year for kids in need. When schools close, school meals disappear, and for many of these children, summers are a time of hunger and anxiety. Below is an excerpt from the No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength web site, citing statistics on hunger during the summer months:
“For too many kids from low-income families, summer isn’t a time of vacations and backyard barbecues – it’s a time of hunger. Summer meals programs exist, but they operate under a set of outdated regulations that stop them from working very effectively. As a result, they only reach a fraction of the kids who need food and for every kid who eats regularly at a summer meals site, there are six more who miss out. That adds up to millions of children.”
We at Share want to reach those six children who are missing out and will expand our program to 18 sites – or, with more volunteers, we can expand to 24 sites! We partner with numerous community organizations that provide activities for children – and we provide the food. Share plans to provide 27,000 free meals to children during seven weeks from June 29 to August 14. In addition, from July 20 to August 7, we will make and deliver an extra 550 meals per day to three school programs. Click here to read the full story..
Download a PDF version of the Summer 2015 Edition of ‘Sharing Lives’ to read all the stories from this quarter.