Why support Summer Meals?
ADA North East and dairy farmers like the Mesches from across the region are committed to working with school districts and anti-hunger advocates to promote the availability of Summer Meals to feed more children. Funded through USDA, meals are free to children 18 years and under and include milk and other nutritious foods like fruit and vegetables and more.
When school is out for the summer, millions of children lose access to school breakfast and lunch leaving them at the risk of going hungry. According to Feeding America, one in seven children face hunger. Furthermore, of the 20 million students across the nation who are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches during the school year, less than five million participated in the Summer Food Service Program last year, leaving 15 million children unserved.