Beginning in June, meals will be provided, free-of-charge, to children enrolled in the summer program at the Appling County Boys and Girls Club.
These free-of-charge meals are made possible by America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia’s Summer Food Service Program. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has been a leader in initiatives to reduce childhood hunger since it established Kids Cafe in 1989. Summer feeding is essential to ensuring proper nutrition for children at-risk for hunger since they do not have access to free or reduced-price school lunches when school is out of session. This summer, the food bank will provide hot, balanced meals for more than 5,000 children in Appling, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Tattnall and Wayne Counties in which 70 percent, 62 percent, 64 percent, 43 percent, 84 percent, 75 percent and 67 percent of the children (respectively) are at-risk for hunger.
The sponsorship of this U.S. Department of Agriculture funded Summer Food Service Program helps to ensure nutritious meals for children of low-income families in the area.