On June 2nd, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton announced the upcoming Summer Food Service Program which provides free, nutritious meals to students over the summer months here in Oregon. During the school year, many students rely on the free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches that schools provide to supplement what’s available at home. Over the summer, there are free meal sites set up throughout the state to help ensure that students have access to nutritious food even when they aren’t in school. Similar meal programs exist around the country to combat student hunger.
You can read the full press release here: http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?ID=9912&TypeID=5
Want to learn more? Resources on combatting childhood hunger and summer meals include: