Does summer break make you think of family vacations and days spent at the pool? With your support, Food Finders is working to make summer carefree for all children.
Meet Zoey. Her mom works hard to provide a roof over her head and enough food to eat. At mealtime, Zoey’s mom will makes sure Zoey eats first and is full. Then if there are leftovers, she’ll make dinner for herself. Families in North Central Indiana need our help so that moms and dads don’t have to go without.
Kids like Zoey get free lunch and breakfast during the school year, but during the summer when school is out, she doesn’t have those meals. Summer break is broken. You can help fix it. Your support will provide kids like Zoey the food they need to thrive this summer.
“I love summer meals. I go every day. They serve us turkey and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, apples, carrots and broccoli,” shared Zoey. “It’s really good food that gives me the energy I need to be active and play with my friends. It also helps my mom not stress, because she doesn’t have to worry about finding money to feed me extra meals during the summer.”
“Without the summer meals, I would be sad. I’m really happy that we have it. To everyone who makes it possible, I want to say thank you. Because you’re making kids like me happy and our parents happy too, by making it easier for all of us to get enough to eat.”
This summer, Food Finders has taken a three-tiered approach to ending summer hunger:
- Providing free, nutritious lunch and snacks at 23 summer meal sites in seven counties through our traditional Summer Food Service Program
- Thanks to a grant from Enterprise-Rent-A Car and a partnership with CityBus, Food Finders is distributing fresh fruits and veggies every weekday throughout the summer at 10 sites throughout Greater Lafayette
- Piloting a program through Share Our Strength that serves children through at-home feeding sites
Will you make a donation today to provide healthy summer meals for children in our community?