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Schools Offer Free Summer Lunch Programs

Programs make sure children who get free lunch during the school year are able to eat during the summer as well.

East Stroudsburg, Monroe County – While many school employees take summer off, Barbara Searfoss is at work in the JM Hill Elementary School Cafeteria. "I like doing it,” she smiled. She cooks for the summer food service program."We have kids that in the summertime sometimes don't get food,” she noted.

 

Children who normally count on free or reduced cost school lunches sometimes go hungry during the summer. Some school districts open their cafeterias to serve breakfasts and lunch to at risk kids. About 90 people a day get lunch at the JM Hill School. Kids eat free. Parents pay $3.

 

The federal government funds the food service program. Nonprofit organizations and schools get reimbursed for participating. You can find a location near you at the link below.

 Why Hunger



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