In the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School District (CHCCS),
30% of children are food insecure.
FOR OUR THIRD SUMMER OUR COMMUNITY WILL COME TOGETHER TO FEED OUR CHILDREN.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017
FOOD FOR THE SUMMER SPONSORS!
BECOME A 2018 FOOD FOR THE SUMMER SPONSOR. We will be posting more information throughout April and May on sponsorship opportunities.
For the eleven weeks that school is out, summer becomes the hardest part of the year for many of the 3,432 children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro who rely on school lunches for their daily nutritious meal. This summer with the help of our volunteers, partners and site sponsors we hope to reach and feed even more children than we have in our last two summers.
Food for the Summer participating organizations for community site programs are: Book Harvest, Chapel Hill‑Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS),
Mayor Pam Hemminger, Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Town Council, Chartwells, Inc, Food For All - UNC-Chapel Hill, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, Friday Center, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC),
No Kid Hungry NC, PORCH,
Refugee Support Center, TABLE, UNC - Varsity Church,
YMCA of the Triangle, Town of Carrboro, Orange County, Orange United Methodist Church.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the Nation's second largest food and nutrition assistance program. In 2016, it operated in over 100,000 public and nonprofit private schools (grades PK-12) and residential child care institutions and provided low-cost or free lunches to over 30.4 million children daily. Three-quarters of the 5 billion lunches served by school cafeterials in 2016 were free or reduced price lunches. Eligible students can receive free or reduced-price lunches:
Free lunches are available to children in households with incomes at or below 130 percent of poverty.
Reduced-price lunches are available to children in households with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty.
"When school is out during the summer months, however, only 3.9 million receive free or reduced-price meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This gap of 1 in 6 summer to school-time participants is the result of various barriers experienced only during the summer, including a lack of access to meal sites, insufficient program awareness, and limited resources when schools are closed."
Sources: USDA, Economic Research Study, National School Lunch Program
Feeding America: Summer Food Service Program