In Southwest Florida, the percentage of students in Public Schools receiving free breakfast and a free or reduced lunch exceeds 60% in each county. There are countless communities across the nation whose statistics are even more sobering.

Feeding Children Outside the Cafeteria

For many children of families facing food insecurity, a free school breakfast or lunch may be the only hot meal they get all day. During the summer time and weekends, it is much harder to find food because they are not in school and don’t have access to the free school lunch children would rely on.

Knowing that there are children who depend on school meals for their only nourishment, Meals of Hope partners with other local organizations to feed children and families through the weekend and during the summer.

Ensuring no Child Goes Hungry

We know that tragedy can strike anytime, and that students and their families can quickly find themselves in a stressful situation not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

For students not currently enrolled in the Backpack Program, Meals of Hope provides our packed meals to the guidance counselor or front office staff at every school so that a hungry family has immediate access to food.

Get Involved

If you are interested in sponsoring a school’s Afterschool Meal Program or donating to ensure its continuity, please contact us to find out how you can help!

Meals of Hope feeds thousands of students weekly