Congressman David Price joined No Kid Hungry NC for a visit to a summer meals site in Raleigh on Monday, July 9. Price spoke with families, handed out plates with healthy messages to kids, took part in a nutrition education activity, and talked with the meal site’s managers.
Summer meals for kids in North Carolina are part of a USDA-funded nutrition program designed to help keep children healthy and fed while school is out for summer. These federally-funded nutrition programs are a vital resource for many NC families.
The NC Department of Public Instruction manages the program for the state of North Carolina. Price visited a summer meals site operated in the Wake County Human Services building. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC serves as the sponsor for the site.
Staff members from The Poe Center – which also serves as a summer meals site – were there to lead a nutritional activity and help distribute plates for kids with nutritional messaging.
Price participated in a food security roundtable last March with many organizations and individuals from his district who are passionate about the subject. He has previously joined No Kid Hungry NC for a summer meals site visit in Durham, and as a speaker at the NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference.
Thousands of sites across NC are serving free meals for kids this summer. Learn how to find a site near you.