Summer Food Resources for Children and Youth
For most students, summer break is a time for “kids to be kids” spending time playing at the park, swimming in the pool and taking bike rides down the street. But with fewer resources available when school is not in session, many of our youth have the additional worry of hunger on their mind.
During the summer months when school is out it is more difficult to directly reach students. Feed My People Food Bank’s partner food pantries and meal sites continue to offer nutrition to families with many reporting a surge in the number of people served. Feed My People has offered a Summer Weekend Kids’ Meal program for many years, but it can still be extremely difficult to find and serve the children who are no longer receiving school meals. To solve this critical problem, Feed My People has partnered with organizations in our community who serve children and youth in the summer to distribute the meal bags. These partners that are located across Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls have been a key component in reaching as many students as possible.
Help us to spread about available resources this summer for children and youth in our community.
To find the Chippewa Falls area food resources, please click on the link below.