Summer Break Is Time to Serve Up Summer Meals
July 3, 2019

“School’s out for summer!” may be an anthem echoed by kids across the country this month, but in reality it also means that hungry children are missing their regular free school breakfasts and lunches. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reminds us each year their annual report t “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation” that […]

Another school year is coming to a close and students and staff are excited for that magical time of SUMMER VACATION! While that can mean many different new and fun things to experience, there is one thing that doesn’t change – kids are still hungry. Summer Nutrition Programs are crucial to helping feed hungry children, yet only 1 in 7 kids who ate a free or reduced-price school lunch during the school year are reached by Summer Nutrition Programs.

Good news for schools and families — School Breakfast Program participation continues to rise across the country, according the latest annual School Breakfast Scorecard. On an average day in the 2015-2016 school year, 14.2 million children participated in the School Breakfast Program; 12.1 million of them were students eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals.

Thoughts of “summer” likely does not make you think of Alaska, but the Summer Food Service Program operates there and the rest of the country, feeding millions of hungry children once school’s out. This news story from NBC affiliate KTUU in Anchorage is one example of how our shelf-stable Meal Breaks will be used in the SFSP

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