Summer Program Tackles Hunger By Providing Free Meals To Kids

VPR - During the school year, nearly 37,000 children in Vermont qualify for free or reduced-price meals. But when the school year ends, students from low-income households lose access to nutritional meals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service program helps remedy this issue by serving food to students at no charge.

Becca Mitchell, the Child Nutrition Initiatives Manager for Hunger Free Vermont, joined Vermont Edition to discuss the program's mission and how children in the state can participate.