During the summer months, when school is out, kids across the country depend on free summer meals to get the food they need. That includes Andrew, a kid that Brian, a member of Team No Kid Hungry, met at a summer meals site in Baltimore, Maryland.
When Brian and the rest of the team pulled up to the site, there was a large group of children already on the playground, as well as a few community volunteers who were prepared to help distribute the meals. They set up tables and chairs, helped the children open their box lunches and peel their oranges, and then set out a box of toys for them to play with when they were finished eating.
As Brian began packing up to leave the meals site, Andrew asked, “Are you all going to be back tomorrow?” Brian assured Andrew that he would return at the same time the following day. With honest concern, Andrew looked into Brian's eyes and asked him to pinky swear that he would actually come back.
During the summer, kids who rely on free meals at school have nowhere to go. That’s why No Kid Hungry’s summer meals campaign is critical. We are working to ensure kids like Andrew don’t have to worry about where their next meal will come from during the summer.