Each Summer Promises Community Ministries provides breakfast and lunch to each child who qualifies for the free lunch program during the school year.
Each Tuesday they can drive through and get a bag of common items for the family (like cereal or peanut butter) but then each child that qualifies also gets a bag of their own, with items they could have for breakfast or lunch. The goal is to make it items they could prepare for themselves since many may be home alone while parents are working. This program runs from the week after school ends through the week before they return. It takes many items to provide for each child.
Before COVID we would run about 125 children a week. For the last two years with COVID the Nutritional Waiver as in place which allowed the children to get free lunches even during the summer. So, our volumes were much lower. This year the Nutritional Waiver has NOT been renewed so we are expecting to see at least what we had prior to COVID and maybe more. So, the need is great.
Items Needed for KIDS EAT FREE
Jelly (grape or strawberry)
Juice (box or pouch)
Mac & Cheese
Fruit snacks (gummies)
Snack pack (cookies & crackers)