“We see the spike in childhood hunger each summer when school lets out and children lose their free or reduced-priced lunch and breakfast,” said Allison Pratt, the food bank’s director of policy and services. “This is an added burden of ten meals per week per child for a family already struggling to put a healthy meal on the table. We have found over the years that the best strategy to connect children to the free summer lunch program is to offer the program at places where children naturally gather during the summer months. For this reason, libraries are very attractive locations.”
— published in the East Bay Express. Read on.