The United States Department of Education has announced that
“During the school year, more than 21 million children rely on free and reduced school meals, but during the summer, only 3.8 million participate in the USDA’s summer meals program:.
This means that too many kids are at risk of hunger because they are out of school. For many students, school meals provide for over half of their daily calories during the school year, which means that providing these children with access to healthy meals is a big priority.
To help prevent summer hunger, the USDA partners with schools, local governments, and community organizations to provide free meals to children during the summer.
This means that any child under the age of 18 can go to a designated summer meal site and eat for free. Your help in needed in ensuring that no child goes hungry this summer.
How you can help? How can we help? Be a Summer Meal champion in your community! Check out USDA’s Summer Meals Toolkit:
The USDA also has a Summer Food site finder that will be updated soon.
Learn more about Summer Food Service Program.
Many Community agencies in Chicago work hard to find ways to provide healthy meals for children, among them there is the Chicago Greater Food Depository CGFD.
The CGFD is organizing the 30th Annual Hunger Walk at Soldier Field on June 20, 2015.
@ A. Mikolajczyk