Good morning friends of Care and Share!
For many, Memorial Day launches the official start of summer (despite the cool weather we’ve been having, and the fact that the first day of summer isn’t until June 21st). When the school bell rings on the last day of school, it is a time for celebration, freedom, and fun. While many children and their families look forward to the summer months, this time can be very stressful for those that rely on school food as their main source of nutrition. For children struggling with food insecurity, summer means that school breakfasts and lunches are no longer available.
To combat summer hunger, we provide food to children and their families through several programs, including Mobile Markets that will be held at School District-11 in Colorado Springs and Pueblo School District 60, as well as Dove Creek in Dolores County. We will also be distributing Family Pantry Boxes in Dolores County.
Our Sumner Food Service Program, which provides nutritious snacks and meals to children at risk of hunger, will be active at 20 sites in eight Southern Colorado counties. Yay!