Let’s Move! to Feed Hungry Kids this Summer
Most kids get excited about summer vacation. But for those who depend on school lunch and breakfast for their main meals of the day, they’re not as excited about summer. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Without cafeterias as the natural gathering point, congregations and community organizations are where kids can gather and get a meal this summer.
That’s why First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged faith-based and neighborhood organizations to host 1,000 new Summer Food Service Program sites this summer. The Summer Food Service Program provides kids in low-income areas a nutritious meal or snack each day. With too many families struggling to put food on the table, the program is an important part of making sure kids get fed over the summer.
At USDA, the Let’s Move! Faith and Communities initiative is partnering with faith-based and neighborhood organizations around the country to help feed kids and promote healthy living for children and communities through the Summer Food Service Program. As trusted institutions in our communities, houses of worship and community groups are essential to ending hunger and providing access to healthy, affordable food.
|First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Let’s Move! Faith and Communities conference call in the First Lady’s Office at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)|