Summer Food Plan Aims to Make Sure Summer Doesn't Mean Hunger for Students

Aurora Food Pantry

Volunteers help distribute food to families in need at Hinkley High School in Aurora Tuesday, May 28 (Photo: Connor Shreve/KOA News Radio)

Aurora Public Schools, along with Food Bank of the Rockies is bringing back the Summer Food Service Program to ensure students who suffer from food insecurity remain well nourished during the summer months.

"Any kid can eat for free throughout the summer months," Food Bank of the Rockies Nutrition Network Representative Julie Solerno said. "It's in place because a lot of kids depend on school meals to alleviate hunger. A lot of kids don't have food at home, so this program is to help relieve that burden during the summer."

1 in 6 Colorado kids suffers from some kind of food insecurity.

"We're anticipating that we are going to serve 11,000 breakfasts this summer and 33,000 lunches," Aurora Public School's Spokesman Corey Christiansen said. "This is a fantastic program that we have to be able to support the community."

Food pantries nearest you can be found online or by texting FOOD to 877877

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