The Salvation Army of High Point’s social services team recently attended the 2018 North Carolina Child Hunger Leaders Conference, sponsored by No Kid Hungry North Carolina.
The one-day conference focused on dealing with childhood hunger for school-age children, especially during the summer, when school is out.
The Salvation Army’s social services team is looking at innovative ways to approach food insecurities with local seniors and school-age children, specifically during summer.
Antoine Dalton, the director of social services at the Salvation Army of High Point, explained:
“We are now gathering data and conducting surveys to determine the benefits of seniors placing food orders in advance, so that we can better accommodate their dietary needs.
“Our team is also exploring ways to partner with Title 1 schools to provide their families with food assistance in a designated area during the summer months.”