Why Do We Let Our Children Go Hungry in the Summer?

Written by: Jeremy Everett, Director, Texas Hunger Initiative and Duke Storen, Senior Director, Research, Advocacy, and Partnership Development, Share Our Strength For more than 18 million children across America, summer can mean hunger, anxiety, and learning loss, not picnics, pools, and fun.   When school ends for the summer, so do the meals offered to children through […]

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Adopt-a-Week: Canyon Community Organizations Volunteer Time

How can Summer Meals sites keep kids engaged and participation numbers up throughout the summer months? Our latest blog series highlights unique activities that can be replicated at your Summer Meals site! This week, we feature a unique way a site in the Panhandle is engaging the community around Summer Meals. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Something exciting is happening […]

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Books, Buses & (Lunch) Boxes: La Vega ISD debuts the Bookmobile

How can Summer Meals sites keep kids engaged and participation numbers up throughout the summer months? Our latest blog series highlights unique activities that can be replicated at your Summer Meals site! This week, we feature La Vega Independent School District’s (ISD’s) Bookmobile—a mobile lending library that aims to keep students sharp during the summer. […]

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Chef Boy

At THI, we regularly say “summer is the hardest time of year for many students.” Unfortunately, we say it so often because it is reality for far too many children. When schools close, many children don’t have easy access to food. So, as summer draws closer, nonprofits, schools and congregations across the state are gearing […]

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