There are 13 million children in America who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Throughout the school year, many participate in programs that provide them with breakfast and lunch at a reduced or no cost. But what happens during summer break?
Food banks also face their greatest need for donations during the summertime. Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced-cost breakfast and/or lunch at school need to find a way to replace those meals during summer break – so they turn to their local food bank or pantry for assistance.