Food Security in Summer Months in Western MA

Food Security in Summer Months in Western MA

For children across America, the end of school means the end of book reports and spelling tests, and the end of school breakfast and lunch-their most reliable source of nutrition. In Western Massachusetts, 38,870 kids don’t always know where they will get their next meal. That’s one out of every five kids in the region. Across the country, more than 16 million children live in food insecure homes.

In the summer, these households that struggle to make ends meet all year long are faced with additional challenges. The meals children receive in school are not available and more families with children turn to their local pantries and meal sites to help fill this gap. As a result, these assistance sites can face increased strain on resources during the summer as they try their best to meet demand…

Visit projectbread.org to find a summer meal site near you. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Visit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ Take Action page to learn how to get more involved. Our children are counting on you.

(Source: Food Bank of Western Massachusetts)

For more ways to get involved and to learn about food security, visit these links on Hilltown Families:

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