Food For the Summer – All Set for a Summer of Food and Fun!
With the start of Summer Break 2018, Food For the Summer partners and staff have swung into action to provide weekday meals and fun at 15 sites throughout Chapel Hill – Carrboro again this summer.
“Summer 2018 marks our third year” said Mayor Pam Hemminger, who explained that the Food For the Summer partners have been working all year to make sure the program reaches more kids and provides more enrichment opportunities than last summer.
“We know that it is important for kids to have access to nutritious food and opportunities for enrichment, socialization and recreation during the summer” Hemminger said.
As a result, the program will be providing more of a “mini-camp” experience at meal sites each day with additional enrichment activities for a broader range of kids – including preschoolers, middle schoolers and high schoolers.
Last year, with the help of an army of volunteers, Food For the Summer provided 45,978 meals during the summer, with 20,246 meals delivered by Food For the Summer volunteers.
“Food For the Summer is an easy way for families and teens to make a difference in our community,” said Hemminger, who frequently hears great stories about how much people have enjoyed being part of the program.