Kids Need Good Nutrition All Year Long
It is summertime and that means picnics and mountain lake swimming, bar-b-ques and the beach. However, for too many Northwest North Carolina families the long days of summer can also mean hunger.
During the academic year, more than half of children attending our public schools count on the meals they can get at low or no cost to fuel their growing young bodies and mind. But when school gets out for summer, less than 15% of these kids– the children we know are in need– are able to access free summer lunch programs.Second Harvest and our partner network are working hard to change this.
Together, we can make sure that our kids have the healthy food they need to thrive. Your gift today will support summer meal sites, weekend backpacks, family meals boxes, kids cafes and other special initiatives providing nutritious food for kids and families.
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