From Contributed Reports
Friday, June 23, 2017
Edgecombe County Public Schools is working to make sure that no children in Edgecombe County go hungry when school is closed this summer.
More than 5,500 children a day in Edgecombe County receive free meals during the school year, but many of these children do not get enough to eat when school is out. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to grow and learn during the summer.
The Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the largest federal resource available for local programs that combine meal time with recreational and educational activities.
The Edgecombe County Board of Education and superintendent recognizes the need for the Summer Feeding Program in Edgecombe County.
“Many of our children, who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year, do not have access to these meals during the summer, and that’s where we come in. We provide nutritious meals and activities to keep kids nourished and engaged.” they said in a written statement.