Topic: Summer Nutrition Programs

Free Summer Meals Help Reduce Hunger When School is Out, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 — Too many children across the country are missing out on the nutrition they need during the summer months when the school year — and access to school breakfast and lunch — ends, according to a new report from FRAC. Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report finds that only 1 in 7 of the low-income children who participated in school lunch during the 2017–2018 school year received a summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2018.