Summer Snacks: Feeding Students Through the Summer

Across the nation, many students rely on their school lunch to be their one full meal of the day because of a lack of resources at home. During Summer break, getting this one balanced meal becomes difficult because schools are usually on recess. At our agency, we believe every child should be fed, even during the Summer, which is why we are excited to once again support Second Harvest of Silicon Valley! Their summer meals program ensures that no student in our community goes hungry.

Second Harvest works with school districts and community partners to maximize the use of federally funded school meals. But during the summer, students lose access to this important source of nutrition, so they are leading local efforts to increase the number of sites where kids and teens can get a free meal when school is out, and make sure families know about them. They also help students eat healthier through nutrition education, food tastings, food-safety training, recipe tip cards, and cooking demonstrations. Nutritionists teach them how to prepare satisfying meals with the food they receive from Second Harvest.

Because this cause is so important to us, we’re now advocating and directing monetary rewards to this very cause. When you recommend someone to us for a quote, we offer to donate $20 on your behalf. And yes, that is for EACH friend you send us. How many do you have? Do the math!