Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summertime ≠ Hungry time

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM

  • Paul!!!

As children, most of us longed for summer break, dreaming of days in the pool or on our bikes.

Those days often culminated in melting ice cream cones and hamburgers fresh from the grill.

Sadly, for the most impoverished children in our community, summer brings to mind none of these pleasures. In fact, summer is often the most miserable time of the year — a time when the free lunches and breakfasts provided by public schools go away, and hunger settles in.

Thankfully it doesn't have to be this way. Care and Share offers a program for kids over summer break to make sure all our little ones are fed. You can learn more about it below.

And for those of us lucky enough to still have plenty of hamburgers and ice cream in our lives, consider giving to Care and Share during these tough summer months. Visit to learn how to donate food or money.

Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free

With summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Care and Share provides free meals to children during the summer.

There are no income requirements or registration requirements to participate in the summer food program. Sites in Colorado Springs are located at: Turman Elementary School YMCA program, Meadows Park Community Center, Salvation Army on Yuma Street, and the Downtown YMCA. Any child under age 18 may come to eat. For site addresses and times, contact 1-877-93-HUNGER or text "food" to 720-HFC-EAT5

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Care and Share to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more
information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit

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