More than 21 million children receive free or reduced price meals during the school year, and too many of these children don’t have enough food to eat during summer vacation. Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program, many schools serving low-income communities will help meet this need by providing free meals to children at school cafeterias, parks, public housing complexes, summer camps and churches.
Burke County Schools in Georgia, delivers summer meals to children and allows them to eat on air conditioned buses. Children can choose from hot and cold sandwiches, fresh fruit, juice and milk. With 14 bus routes and over 110 stops, the school nutrition program serves approximately 2,000 students a day, in addition to the meals they serve in summer school, vacation Bible schools and summer camps.
Find summer meal sites in your community by calling the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE.