It’s summertime! As the temperature climbs, children and teens are enjoying summer break. However, as we all know hunger never takes a break. Many children and teens rely on school meals and they need to know where to go for meals during this long-awaited vacation from school.
The Capital Area Food Bank, along with many other organizations, is spreading the word about free summer meals. Last Friday, the food bank partnered with Latin America Youth Center to canvass neighborhoods in Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Part of the group also handed out resources at a Mobile Food Pantry distribution. The teens from LAYC distributed over 1,500 door hangers and fliers, sharing information about how to find summer meals as well as information about SNAP benefits.
Help us make sure that this summer is fun for everyone. Join us in getting the word out about where kids can eat for free this summer! Distribute fliers in your community to anyone who has children or works with children who may be at risk of hunger. Contact Kendra Rowe Salas at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional outreach materials that you can use this summer. With 200,000 children and teens at risk of hunger in the D.C. metro area, this information is essential!