More children in Kentucky are getting their breakfast and lunch through federally funded summer nutrition programs, according to a report released today by the Food Research and Action Center.
The state has expanded the sites where children can
Kate McDonald, Kids Eat coordinator with the group Feeding Kentucky, said summer is the most vulnerable time for kids when it comes to hunger. "Kids that don't have
Last year, 26% of all summer meal program sites in Kentucky were mobile meal stops, according to the state Department of Education. Brendia Moses, public resource director for the KCEOC Community Action Partnership, runs a mobile meals program in Knox County and said feeding children in the summer is a community effort. "We use a lot of volunteers, and we have a lot of church groups and youth groups that come in and volunteer," she said. "We're constantly looking just for community volunteers - people that just want to pop in and help - and it helps as well that a lot of our mobile sites have volunteers at the sites that help us."
Moses said many children in her
The report is online at http://frac.org