By Sam Read
For kids, summertime should mean food, friends and fun. But for many, summer can be a time of uncertainty about where and when they’ll get their next meal.
The summer meals program was created in 1968 to help kids in need get healthy food when school is out. Yet the current program operates under a set of one-size-fits-all regulations that don’t work in many communities.
Transportation challenges, inclement weather and bureaucratic hurdles means five out of six kids who may need these meals aren’t getting them.
As Congress considers the reauthorization of Child Nutrition programs this year, we have the opportunity to improve the summer meals program so it helps low-income kids no matter where they live. Send a letter to Congress here, or you can sign up for our Summer Action Day on June 22nd!
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