Summer Fun Overshadowed by Food Access and Insecurity
As the warmer months approach and the school year draws to a close, parents and students alike long for the freedom summer vacation brings. Unfortunately, this time of year can also be bittersweet for families that rely on free or reduced lunch during the school year. For nine months out of the year, many families’ reliance on breakfast and lunch eaten at school represents thousands of dollars in savings. For many though, this benefit ceases to exist during the summer months.