On Monday, July 23rd, Sacramento residents joined State Senator Dr. Richard Pan at the Fruitridge Community Collaborative for free nutritious meals and health care services, including free dental and optical exams.
Roughly 80% of kids in California receiving a subsidized lunch during the school year did not participate in a subsidized food program during the summer. This dramatic gap puts low-income kids in every community at deeper risk of food insecurity and childhood obesity…and jeopardizes their academic future.
Summer meal programs present an untapped opportunity to serve nutritious (and reimbursable) meals to kids in need and help communities collaborate in new, cost-effective ways.
Join us in our quest to Stop California’s Summer Nutrition Gap by taking action in your community.
The California Summer Meal Coalition is a statewide network united to combat childhood hunger and obesity by increasing access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s subsidized summer lunch programs. The Coalition is administered by California Center for Research on Women and Families. Learn more at www.ccrwf.org/summer-meal-coalition
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