CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Atrium Health’s University Hospital in North Charlotte is now the first hospital in the state to offer free meals to children who are out of school for the summer.
The hospital, located at 8800 North Tryon Street, will serve kids under 18 years of age free breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday until August 24. Breakfast will be served between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The meals are free and no registration or signup is required. Officials say all you have to do is enter through the hospital’s main entrance and someone will direct you to the cafeteria.
Numbers show more than 77,000 people in Mecklenburg County are food insecure and almost half of them are children. Atrium officials say their “Kids Eat Free” program is one way they’re working to address food insecurity in the community.