When school lets out for the summer, many families struggle to feed their children three meals a day. Budgets already stretched thin are pulled even thinner with youngsters home.
To help combat this, local school districts are again offering free lunches through a federally funded program. And to increase the program’s impact, some of the local efforts are taking the meals out of the school and into the community in an attempt to serve more children.
In total last summer, the four participating school districts served more than 30,000 meals. Organizers would like to reach even more this summer.