Summer Days Can Be Hungry Days



Kids deserve a summer free from worry. But the truth is, for far too many kids, summer means missing meals that they would normally get at school. You can help provide the nutrition kids need to stay active and be healthy.


Here are four ways you can be there for your neighbors, friends, and family who may need extra help this summer and beyond.


  1. Spread the word about summer meal programs. Summer meal programs take place throughout communities but can be hard to find. You can help by sharing information about how kids can access free meals during the summer. Anyone can use the Summer Meal Site Finder to find a location near them: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

  2. Volunteer to help us prepare meals for kids: Sign up here!

  3. Fundraise for Second Harvest. It takes a lot of coordination and resources to get summer meals to kids. A fundraiser can help provide meals for hundreds of children and families this summer and beyond. You can set up your own Virtual Food Drive here.

  4. Ask Congress to make ending hunger a priority. Take two minutes to use your voice and urge your lawmakers to expand hunger-fighting programs like free summer meals. Use your voice.


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