For them, summertime means no homework and long days of playing outside with friends.
However, for the millions of children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school, summer means new worries.
When they can’t rely on a meal at school, these children – and their parents – are forced to worry where and how they will get their next meal.
That’s why summer feeding programs are so vital.
But in 2012, only one in seven kids who ate a free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year also participated in a summer meal program.
That means of the 21 million kids who are eligible, only 3 million of them are receiving meals in the summer. Read more