Summer is the Hungriest Time of the year

Many kids who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. It's time to improve the way we feed kids when school is out of session.

The Facts

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The summer meals program was created in 1968 to help kids in need get healthy food when school is out.

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The current program operates under a set of one-size-fits-all regulations that don't work in many communities.

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Transportation challenges, inclement weather and bureaucratic hurdles means five out of six kids who may need these meals aren't getting them.

As Congress considers the reauthorization of child nutrition programs this year, we have the opportunity to improve the summer meals program so it helps low-income kids no matter where they live.

Click here for more resources and materials, including state-specific data on the summer meals program.