Feeding Children Today for Their Brighter Tomorrow
Summer break should be a time for children to have fun and enjoy their time off from school. Unfortunately, this is not the case for those children who struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months.
That is why, every summer, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank runs its annual Summer Meal Program. This program runs until school begins, providing a nutritious lunch to children who would normally access their midday meal at school. During the last three years, the Summer Meal Program has nearly doubled in size due to increasing need.
This summer, the Food Bank will serve more than 4,000 meals a day at more than 70 distribution sites, including Boys & Girls Clubs, summer schools, community centers, the Salvation Army and some libraries. This includes the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded nutrition program for children facing hunger during the summer months.
The Food Bank's Children's Nutrition Programs provide well-balanced meals and food kits for children facing hunger all year long. Access to healthy food helps prevent nutritional deficiencies that could turn into lifelong health problems, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
It also establishes healthy eating habits and provides the nutrition needed to concentrate and perform well in school. Early access to healthy meals supports strong educational development, which in turn sets children up for a successful future full of opportunity and promise.
Contact Roger Castle at 323-234-3030 x147 or [email protected] to learn how your future gift can make a world of difference for children facing hunger and other nutritional deficiencies—in the summer and throughout the year.
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