375,000 Minnesota kids depend on the free or reduced-cost meals they receive during the school year. As schools around the state let out for summer vacation, many of those kids are faced with unhealthy options – or worse, no options at all.
In an effort to combat child hunger this summer, we are thrilled to kick-off our 2nd annual “Like” for L.U.N.C.H. (Let’s Unite to Nix Child Hunger) Facebook campaign today to raise awareness for Second Harvest Heartland’s Kids Eat Free! Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). We’ll donate $1 for every person that likes the “Like” for L.U.N.C.H! page (up to $1,000).
Did you know?
In Minnesota, 1 in 6 kids is at risk for missing a meal today.
Child hunger is a real, and completely avoidable problem in the United States. Programs like Second Harvest Heartland’s SFSP do a fantastic job of providing accessible, nutritious meals to kids in need. Second Harvest’s SFSP launched in 2009 and served 250,000 free nutritious meals to kids around the state in the first summer. In three years, the program has grown exponentially to meet increased demand and aims to serve millions of free meals to kids in need this summer. They rely on generous donations, federal funding and increased awareness to keep their program thriving.
Click like on the “Like!” for L.U.N.C.H. Facebook page to donate $1 to feed hungry kids. Let’s Unite to Nix Child Hunger!