Summer is right around the corner, and for kids it’s often the most joyful time of the year. But many parents and caregivers may be worrying about how they’ll stretch their budget to replace the meals their kids usually eat at school
During the school year, kids can rely on school programs like breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals. But when school is out, many of those critical meals disappear, making summer a hungry time for many children.
Luckily, summer meal programs run by local schools and community groups can help fill that gap by providing healthy meals at no cost to kids and teens at familiar places like parks, pools, libraries and rec centers.
No Kid Hungry’s summer meals texting service makes it quick and easy for families to find their nearest summer meal site. Parents, grandparents and caregivers can simply text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304 to find free summer meals in their community.
All kids deserve to enjoy a happy, hunger-free summer so they can return to school in the fall fueled and ready to learn.