Outreach via Text! - Capital Area Food Bank
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Outreach via Text!

By Kristin Underwood July 9, 2013

girl-with-lettuceWhere can my child eat for free this summer? We’re glad you asked!

For most youth in the Washington metro area, school is officially out for the summer. For many kids, this means free time with friends and lots of fun. But unfortunately, this also means many children will not have the opportunity to enjoy healthy meals every day.

The Capital Area Food Bank partners with community programs throughout the metro area to provide kids with free, healthy meals all summer long. Thousands of local children and teens will receive meals from the food bank this summer.

As always, we strive to reach as many kids as possible. This summer, we are updating our outreach tactics by providing the community with a texting service. Families can text us to receive information about where and when free meals are being offered this summer. This will help children find the closest meal sites and the best times to eat. The summer meal text outreach service is an excellent way for fast and simple communication for those seeking meals for their children.

If you or someone you know needs information on free meals for kids this summer, please text 949.EAT.FREE (949.328.4733) to find the closest meal site in your area. We are excited about this new opportunity to meet the needs of hungry children in our area with this new form of outreach.