In the 2018-2019 school year, 26.89% or 3,390 children in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School District (CHCCS) are food insecure.
FOR OUR FOURTH SUMMER THE CHAPEL HILL CARRBORO COMMUNITY WILL COME TOGETHER TO FEED OUR CHILDREN.
Food for the Summer participating organizations for community site programs are:
Town of Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Mayor’s Office
Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
Family Success Alliance
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
No Kid Hungry NC
UNC Chapel Hill Food for All
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the Nation's second largest food and nutrition assistance program. In 2016, it operated in over 100,000 public and nonprofit private schools (grades PK-12) and residential child care institutions and provided low-cost or free lunches to over 30.4 million children daily. Three-quarters of the 5 billion lunches served by school cafeterials in 2016 were free or reduced price lunches. Eligible students can receive free or reduced-price lunches:
Free lunches are available to children in households with incomes at or below 130 percent of poverty.
Reduced-price lunches are available to children in households with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of poverty.
"When school is out during the summer months, only 3.9 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. This gap of 1 in 6 summer to school-time participants is the result of various barriers experienced only during the summer, including a lack of access to meal sites, insufficient program awareness, and limited resources when schools are closed."
Sources: USDA, Economic Research Study, National School Lunch Program
Feeding America: Summer Food Service Program
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