Warren County Schools is asking the community to participate in its summer meals program to help ensure that youth ages 18 and under will not go hungry when they are out of school.
Representatives from area churches, government agencies and nonprofit organizations participated in a school system meeting last Thursday to discuss how they could help this year.
Warren County Schools’ summer meals program began in 2010 at two sites: Warren County Middle School and Warren County High School.
Around that time, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ray Spain read an article in the Raleigh News & Observer about child hunger during the summer months in Wake County.
“I had not thought of children going hungry in Wake County. That’s a wealthy county,” Spain said. “That was quite alarming and depressing. (The article) stayed with me.”