Summer meal program delivers food to hungry children at the park

food bank hosts picnic in the park for the hungry
[image credit: Glen Providence Park ]

Hungry children are difficult to reach in the summer

Children are especially vulnerable to food insecurity, because they are often unable to provide for themselves or even reach out for help. School food programs have multiplied in the last few years, but how do you reach children in the summer months?

Solution: Distribute food at the park

The Idaho Food Bank launched a program to distribute sack lunches to hungry kids at local parks. Using Americorps volunteers, they distribute lunches at 25 locations throughout Boise. Children eat free, and adults can receive a lunch for a small fee.

Last year the program distributed over 53,000 meals.

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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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