The summertime menu for many kids includes picnics in the park and home-cooked nutritious meals. But for some low-income families in the community, summertime means a food budget stretched more than usual due to children being home from school and not receiving free or reduced cost breakfasts and lunches at school.
To combat that gap in food security, WeCAN is working in partnership with the Westonka School District to meet children’s hunger needs. WeCAN’s Kids’ Food Bag Program already provides food support to families with school-aged children during longer school breaks. The summer program allows families in need to receive a bag of nutritious kid-friendly food once per week for each school-aged child in the family.