For millions of children, summer is the hungriest time of year. During the school year, they can rely on school programs like breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals. But during the summer when schools are closed for the season, many of those meals disappear. Fortunately, there are ways kids and teens can still access meals during this time.
The answer is free summer meals programs, run by local schools or community groups, and open to kids and teens who need healthy meals.
Our partner No Kid Hungry helps communities get the resources they need to run these critical programs. They also run a texting service to help families find free these meals in their communities. Kids, teens, and their parents and caregivers can find these free meal sites by texting FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304.
HELP FEED KIDS THIS SUMMER
Want to help? Please consider sharing the texting service with your network. Copy and paste one of these messages into your social media and help spread the word!
Kids and teens across our community can get free meals all summer long. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find a site near you or to learn more, visit @NoKidHungry’s website: https://bit.ly/3E4Byww #ShareSummer
¿Buscas un almuerzo de última hora? Trae a los niños y ven a un sitio de comidas de erano. Mientras más familias participen, más fuerte será el programa para todos nosotros. Textea FOOD o COMIDA al 304-304 para encontrar un sitio cerca de ti. Conoce más, visita @NoKidHungry: https://bit.ly/3E4Byww #ShareSummer
Together, we can make #NoKidHungry a reality.
YOUR PURCHASE FEEDS
Giving back is at the forefront of what we do at Shop LC. Since 2017, we’ve raised 360,000 for No Kid Hungry, which can help provide 3.6 million nutritious meals!* Learn more about how Your Purchase Feeds helps kids.
Because making a meaningful change is so important we have changed our mission – by 2031 we want to help our nonprofit partners provide up to one million meals a day.
Why? The UN has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to transform our world. SDG 2 is Zero Hunger. This goal seeks to end hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
We want to be part of life changing decisions that make our shared world a better place, and we’re extending the offer to join us in this journey.
*$1 can help provide 10 meals. No Kid Hungry does not provide individual meals; your donations help support programs that feed kids. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org/OneDollar.
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