Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger and Maryland Hunger Solutions Call on Congress to Allow Three Meals Per Day in Summer Nutrition Programs
Contact: Sara McGovern, 202-640-1089 or email@example.com
Baltimore, Md. –The Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, Maryland Hunger Solutions, and Sharon Baptist Church will join parents, care takers, faith leaders, teachers, program administrators, students, and residents of Baltimore on Saturday to urge elected officials and leaders in Maryland to allow summer meals sites to serve three meals a day. Currently, a child can receive three federally funded meals each day during the school year through the School Breakfast Program, the National School Lunch Program, and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. During the summer, sites may only serve two meals through the Summer Food Service Program.
This will mean kids going without food, or substituting healthy meals with unhealthy snacks. Sites may also have to make difficult choices to divert their own resources from programming to pay for meals. Some of these sites are open for twelve hours a day, all summer long. Maryland Hunger Solutions and The Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger urge the residents of Baltimore to join them in raising awareness of this issue ahead of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization in 2015.
WHERE: Pauline Fauntleroy Park, 1373 N. Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD
WHEN: Saturday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m.
WHO: For additional information, please contact Katherine Klosek at (410) 845-8985