Spring break can take a toll on families with students who rely on free or reduced priced meals during the school year. For many of these children, school breakfast and lunch are their primary source of nutrition for the day. A time off from school means time off from regular meals.
During school breaks, these children are at risk of going hungry. For schools that currently participate in our Food BackPack and Food Pantry programs, extra food was sent home with kids before the break. Last week, our delivery volunteers delivered twice the amount of food to participating schools.
The rates of food insecurity in Guilford County are among the highest in the nation. We continue to fight hunger by expanding our programs and resources to children and families in need.