Did you know that 43% of low-income families say it’s harder to make ends meet in the summer months. Families spending more on food say that, on average, their grocery bills are about $300 higher every month when kids are out of school.
Free summer meals are a way to make sure our kids are getting healthy food when school isn’t in session. These free, healthy meals are available to kids and teens age 18 and under at thousands of sites across the country. These sites are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, approved by state agencies, and run at safe local organizations like schools, churches and community centers.