When the school year ends so do accessible meals for hungry children. Our Partner Agencies like Project Reflect step up to fill the need.
Thanks to friends like you, our partners can feed children who might otherwise go hungry in the summer when free school meals are unavailable.
One such agency — Project Reflect — is reaching kids in Madison with the healthy food they need to thrive this summer.
Sister Mary has managed Project Reflect’s meal program for two decades and sees firsthand the difference made by your generous support. She says many of the kids she serves don’t have much support and are at risk of falling behind in school.
The meals don’t just nourish kids’ minds and bodies. The meals also provide a sense of security, because the kids know where their next meal is coming from. Sister Mary says the food you provide also gives children energy to focus on activities and their studies.
“Because of the healthier meals, they’re all able to pay attention and understand what is being taught at school,” she says of the program’s impact.
Project Reflect partners with Second Harvest to provide evening meals during the school year and a nutritious breakfast and lunch during the summer months. If struggling parents aren’t able to afford the program’s small weekly fee, they can cover the cost with volunteer hours.
If it weren’t for your support, Second Harvest wouldn’t be able to fill children’s plates with fresh, healthy food through important partners like Project Reflect. Thank you for helping feed hungry children!