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Summer Food Service Program

Let's Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.

Bay Way Mobile Park in Coos Bay, Oregon Delivers Hope

Robyn Johnson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Robyn Johnson

Like the faces of the children it serves, the summer food program is a hopeful thing. It is a shining example of a community coming together in formal and informal ways to ensure that no child goes hungry. This is remarkably evident at the Bay Way Mobile Park in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Prevent Kids From 'Sliding' Over the Summer

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Just the other day my neighbor casually mentioned an upcoming camp registration deadline for her kids. For next summer! I was completely caught off gu...

Fighting Child Hunger in Coos Bay, Oregon

Robyn Johnson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Robyn Johnson

I've come to Coos Bay to ride-along on a rural summer meals distribution route with Coos Bay School District. The school district received a $5000 grant from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to expand access to summer meals.

The Hungry Child

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children. Federal nutrition programs continue to be a critical support to ensure children's daily nutritional needs are met: they put food on children's plates, help build healthy minds and bodies, and help lift families out of poverty.

Maryland Children In Poverty Won't Go Hungry This Summer

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 07.02.2013 | DC

Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said...