We think of summer as every kid’s favorite time of year.
School’s out, and they can enjoy two months of carefree fun. Right?
For the 1 in 6 children facing hunger in Middle and West Tennessee, summer can be the hungriest time of year.
Summer Break Is Broken
Thousands of children receive free breakfasts and lunches during the school year. When cafeterias close for summer break, these children lose access to the food they depend on to eat.
During the summer months, struggling families have to provide 10 additional meals per week per child. In a typical 10 week summer break, that’s 100 meals per child.
Make This A Hunger Free Summer
This summer, our community is facing a shortfall of 4.5 million meals for hungry children in Middle and West Tennessee.
No child should ever have to worry how or when they will eat their next meal. Help us fill the gap, so every child will have the fuel they need to grow all summer long.
Together, we can make this a Hunger Free Summer.