Many families do not tap the summer food resource Hungry kids • Children can eat free meals, snacks at several sites.

11 June 2012 Published in What's New?

Too many low-income children in Utah are going hungry this summer.

Such is the concern generated by “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” a national status report released Friday by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).

In July 2011, 24,849 Utah youth took advantage of free meals offered through the federally funded Summer Nutrition program, the 13-page report said. Compared to the number of low-income students tapping free or reduced lunch during the 2010-11 school year, only 15.3 out of 100 were showing up for summertime meals and snacks.

Even so, Utah slightly exceeds the national rate of 14.3 per 100 or one in seven eligible children accessing the free food. Click on link below to read entire article.

 Many families do not tap the summer food resource (Salt Lake Tribune, 6-7-12)