We all agree that kids need nutritious food, even when school is out. But
did you know that children are at a higher risk of both obesity and hunger
during the summer? Kids who eat healthy and stay active will remember
more of what they learned in school and will be better prepared when they
go back in the fall.
Many of our local schools, parks and libraries offer free breakfast and
lunches to kids to help power them through their summer activities. Offering
free, healthy meals also entices children to participate in summer enrichment
programs. This means that children are not only well-fed, but in a safe
environment engaged in academic and recreational activities.
Looking for a summer meal program close to home? Here are ways to get more
- Call: 211 or 1-866-3–HUNGRY
- Text: “food” to 877-877
Summer Food Rocks
Hunger Solutions NY