When it's summertime and kids are home from school for months, days can start to feel a lot longer. You need to come up with ways to keep them entertained, make sure they do their summer reading, but most importantly you have to feed them. Coming up with more meals is one thing, but the extra cost for your weekly groceries can be very stressful.
Thankfully, there's a nationwide organization helping parents keep their kids fed during the long summer months.
If you know how to find them, there are a surprising number of free meals for kids available in your area.
No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit organization that works with the United States Department of Agriculture to guarantee children across America have access to free, healthy food when they're out of school.
Parents who use the organization say their grocery bills go up an average of $300 a month when kids aren't eating lunch at school. So clearly, there's a big need for these programs.
Along with healthy lunches and breakfasts in safe environments, No Kid Hungry also provides activities for kids. There's no need to fill out any paperwork or prove your income, all children under 18 eat for free.
To find the nearest free lunches run by No Kid Hungry and other events in your area, text FOOD to 877-877, call 1-866-3HUNGRY, or check this online map.
If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that no child should go hungry, so this organization is doing great work.
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