The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


June 21, 2014

Summer meal programs

Summer vacation should be a carefree time for kids. For millions of children, however, the summer months are a time of stress and anxiety.

As schools close for the summer, the meals many low-income children rely on also come to an end. As a result, millions of children spend their vacations worried about how to get enough to eat.

It’s also a tough time for many lowincome families, who see their tight budgets further strained in the summer months.

The federal summer meals program helps kids at risk of hunger get healthy food when school is out.

Families in need of free summer meals for kids and teens can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or call 1-866-3HUNGRY to find a site that serves free meals near them. 

Dana Ramsey, Northumberland

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