For many children a holiday break from school is exciting, but for children
who suffer from food insecurity, a holiday break from school means a break
without food. Tens of thousands of kids in our area rely on free or reduced
meals at school.
Connecting Kids To Meals currently has 50 partner sites where healthy meals
are served at no cost to kids enrolled in afterschool programs. Many of the
partner sites close during school holiday breaks. For those kids who rely on
these sites for meals, we have a modified list of open sites and the time
where meals are being served.
From the first day of the recent holiday break, December 20, 2018, thru the
last day of the break, January 7, 2019, Connecting Kids to Meals served 4378
meals at 24 locations.
We were also able to provide 1000 weekend take home meal packs, each
pack provided the components for two complete nutritious meals. The take
home packs were available Friday December 28th and Friday January 4th. These meals were made possible by a generous donation from by Huntington Bank.
Spring break is coming soon and again schools will be closed. Please check
back as that time gets nearer to find an open site near you where kids can
eat healthy meals during the break.