Summer Lunch Program Needs Your Help
Increasing numbers of children receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch through federally funded programs during the school year. The need does not go away when school ends. For the past nine years, our community has provided healthy lunches to these children during ten weeks of summer vacation through the Kids Summer Lunch Program. In the Northshire, the number of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch meals has increased in by over 25%. Rising food prices has created an alarming trend of inadequate nutrition for the children in our towns. Nobody wants to imagine a child being concerned about food, but the reality exists right here in our backyard.
We do everything we can to keep food costs low through the efforts of over 25 volunteers, who are part of a locally sustainable effort to serve the needs of our neighbors; we invite you to be part of it. Money raised goes directly to feed our children. We need your help. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Make your check payable to Kids Summer Lunch/Interfaith Council, and send to: Kids Summer Lunch, c/o United Church of Dorset, P.O. Box 263, Dorset, Vt., 05251. If you would like more information please contact Karen Allen, [email protected]