We asked kids and teens facing hunger in our community to make three wishes related to food—no restrictions. Here are some of the things they said:
For some kids, summer is a carefree time—a time to play with friends, to be outside, to make memories in the sun.
But for many kids, summer is a time of increased hunger. One in five children in the Inland Northwest faces food insecurity at home. During the school year, they can count on free and reduced-price school meals to get them through the day. But during the summer, these meals go away, leaving many kids without a reliable source of food. Parents do their best, but two extra meals each day—or more if they have multiple kids—is a lot to add to an already tight budget.
You can make sure kids get enough to eat while school is out. Help end summer hunger.