SummerMeals4NCKids provides free meals to children and teens ages 18 and younger during the months of June to August, when traditional schools let out for summer break. Summer nutrition programs like SummerMeals4NCKids have become even more critical in ensuring children have access to appealing, nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the increased economic challenges faced by many families. The funding from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will allow SummerMeals4NCKids to expand their reach and serve more children. The specific goal of the expansion is to increase access to meals for rural families where reaching families is most difficult.
Lou Anne Crumpler
N.C. Department of Public Instruction