How kids can get free meals this summer

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 10, 2018

When school gets out for the summer, children across Western New York are at risk of going hungry after losing access to the meals they would get while in school.

Anti-hunger advocates have launched the area's free summer meals program.

According to the USDA, only one in ten children who are eligible for free Summer Meals actually receive meals, leaving 19 million children unserved.

The meals are free to children 18 years and under and include nutritious foods like milk, fruit, vegetables and more.

To find Summer Meals programs in your community visit the USDA website or text "Summer Meals" to 97779.

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