When we met Xayne, 6, he had just completed kindergarten and was a soon-to-be first grader. Xayne loves sports and his favorite parts of school are recess and PE. He and his big brother, Xaidyn, want to be professional football players when they grow up.
“I’m a fast runner and can run for a very long time,” Xayne says with pride.
But when school is out, kids like Xayne, who rely on free and reduced-price cafeteria meals during the school year, lose access to this nutritious resource. His parents will have to make up the difference and come up with 10 extra meals each week per child.
For some households, budgets will reach a breaking point.
Fortunately, Xayne attends Dream Streets, a Second Harvest Partner Agency that hosts a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP sites help ensure low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals even when school’s not in session.
Volunteers set up games and activities for local kids and serve tray-pack meals provided by Second Harvest. These sites are open five days a week and serve children living in nearby communities.
Xayne loves healthy food. His favorite meal is a big salad with lots of protein and ranch dressing.
“I like to eat good food because you can stay strong and feel good,” he says. Because of generosity from friends like you, Xayne will have the healthy food he loves and needs to fuel his summer fun. Thank you for making this a Hunger Free Summer for local children!