Full for the Summer

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Your DGB for today is to find, support and/or spread the word about your local Summer Feeding Program.

Schools across the country are letting out for the summer. While lazier, warmer, and more relaxed days are ahead for many children, this season brings fewer meals for those that rely on free meal programs during the school year. That’s where summer feeding programs come in. We would like you to locate one for the children in your area, support it monetarily with a small donation, share information about it or consider sponsoring a site if you have the resources and discover a need.

About the USDA program: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Locate a site here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

Information about sponsoring a site: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/how-become-sponsor

Many non-profit organizations have summer meal programs so don’t give up if nothing in your immediate area shows up in the USDA finder. Here are some links to check out:

Feeding America: http://www.feedingamerica.org/our-work/hunger-relief-programs/summer-food-service-program/

Focus North America: https://focusnorthamerica.org/programs/summerfeeding/

You can also get information from your state’s department of education as many states have their own programs.

Grab back and help a kid eat this summer!