Meals for Students during the Summer

In the past several years, children’s health has been a top concern both locally and nationally. Whether it be about providing meals (Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC) or about increasing healthy options in school (Eat Smart, Move More NC), there are many organizations focused on providing information as well nutrition. In particular, today I wanted to bring attention to the issue concerning children in need of meals during the summer months.

According to WRAL, there are roughly 800,000 students in North Carolina who are provided either free or reduced-priced lunches during the traditional school year. Only 67,000 of those students receive these meals during the summer though. There are more than 600 sites in NC that provide  meal services to these students still in need. Click here for a listing of locations across the state that provide meal services.

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