FOCUS Summer Feeding Program
Childhood hunger affects every community in our country. During the school year, approximately 21 million children in the United States receive free and reduced-price lunches, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National School Lunch Program. But when school is out, many of these children go hungry.
During the summer months, FOCUS sees a sharp increase in the number of families and children coming to us for food assistance. Across the nation, FOCUS provides meals to those in need three times a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. In 2015 alone, FOCUS will feed close to 300,000 people in need.
To close the child hunger gap during summer, FOCUS has undertaken a commitment to expand our feeding programs into the summer and to target children ages 0-18, who are hungry through no fault of their own. Over the last few months, our Southern California FOCUS volunteers spanned throughout Los Angeles County to prepare and deliver over 4,000 meals to kids in need every day.
Thank you to everyone involved for a successful summer feeding program!