A Lot Has Changed Since 1975, Isn't It Time Our Summer Meals Program Changed Too? #NoKidHungry

A lot has changed since 1975—our televisions, our phones, our cars, our hair, I'm no longer running around in just a diaper—but there’s one thing that hasn’t been updated in the past 40 years... 

Our nation’s summer meals program. 

This year, Congress has the opportunity to make improvements that could ensure more than the current one out of six children who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals during the school year have access to the food they need during the summer months. 

Whether it’s inadequate access to transportation (what would YOU do if you were 9-years old and the nearest summer meals site was 32 miles away?) or it’s simply too dangerous to walk to a summer meals site because of neighborhood violence, many kids who rely on school meals struggle with hunger during the summer. So a summer that should be about food, friends, and fun, is instead the hungriest time of year. 

It doesn't have to be that way. We can do something to help.

I'm sharing this with you because our children matter and none of them should have to go a day without food. Here's how you can help:

  1. Urge Congress to update the Summer Meals program with a simple letter. Just click here and one can be sent on your behalf.
  2. Spread the word about Summer Meals. Families or kids can text FOOD to 877-877 to find free summer meal sites for kids under 18 in their neighborhood - share that number!
It's time for positive change. Please help spread the word to help end child hunger.

For more information please visit www.NoKidHungry.org/Summer

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I believe in this cause. This site does use affiliate links to help support.

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