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For Hungry Children, Summer Break Isn’t a Vacation

Hunger Free Summer

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?

Not quite.

For the 1 in 7 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.

Hunger Free SummerThese additional meals are a tremendous burden for low-income families who have difficulty providing enough food even when school is in session.

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.

You can help.

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.

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