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Help fight hunger in the summer!
When school lets out for the summer, millions of children lose access to the school breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks they receive during the regular school year. Only 1 out of 6 children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continue to receive meals during the summer months. Low-income families with children face even more challenges during the summer when they stretch their food budget to provide additional meals for their children.
But you can help! Gather your friends, family, students, and co-workers by hosting a “Hunger in the Summer” project at your school, workplace, or community center. Ask each person to bring nutritious non-perishable snacks to donate to a local food pantry in your community to help kids have a happier and healthier summer! Consider giving out prizes to the person who donates the most food at your office or community organization!
Once you've made your donation, tell us about it here
so that we can count you towards our goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids!
Stories from across America
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting photos and stories of people across America who are donating snacks for children in need and being Champions for Kids in their community! To share your story with us, click here and let us know how you helped children in your community!