The Challenge Of Reaching Hungry Kids When School Is Out
For American children, summer is supposed to be a time of fun and games, but, for many, it is also a time of true need.
During the school year, roughly 22 million children in this country get free and reduced-price lunch. In the summer, those numbers drop dramatically. Just under four million have access to subsidized meals.
There are 50,000 locations providing summer meals, but reaching those who need the food can be a challenge.