Summer Meal Program Feeds K-12 Students
Chapelboro, June 6, 2017
School is nearly out for the summer in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, but cafeteria workers are ready to remain in service for students of the local district that rely on federal lunches.
That service is part of a program called Food for the Summer, which was coordinated by Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger to keep children from going hungry during vacation season.
“It’s an 11-week summer again, and for kids who aren’t in camps and who don’t have as much opportunity to do those kinds of fun things during the summer, it’s a really long summer, and especially a long summer if you’re constantly worried where your next meal is coming from,” she noted.
The program entails delivery operations that take place five days per week, with volunteers bringing nutritious meals and bonus items to children in over 10 local neighborhoods.