When children are hungry or worried about when they will have their next meal, they can’t learn. With nearly 6.5 million kids living in food insecure households across the country, the need for programs afterschool and during the summer is critical.
USDA meal and snack programs facilitated at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country serve healthy snacks and meals to the youth members. For many young people, their last meal of the day is the food they receive at a Boys & Girls Club. In 2017, 90 percent of Clubs reported serving more than 88 million snacks and meals at no cost to members.
To learn more about USDA Meal Programs, view an in-depth breakdown here.
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