Food Bank’s summer nutrition program starts June 21

Posted June 16, 2022 at 9:34 am by

The Food Bank sends along an update about their sum­mer meal pro­gram for local students.

The Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank will con­tin­ue to offer a free sum­mer meals pro­gram, to help fam­i­lies with school-aged kids man­age their bud­gets dur­ing the sum­mer months.

Our goal for this pro­gram is for our local kids to have access to fresh, nutri­tious break­fast and lunch items that they enjoy. We know sum­mer is a busy time for many par­ents, so we are also try­ing to keep food dis­tri­b­u­tion as sim­ple as pos­si­ble. With those goals in mind, our plan is to dis­trib­ute bags or box­es of break­fast and lunch items once per week with enough items to last for five days. Each week the items will change a bit, to add inter­est. Typ­i­cal foods will include oat­meal, break­fast bars, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit and kid-friend­ly raw veg­eta­bles, and things to make sand­wich­es and quesadillas.

The pro­gram runs from June 21 through Aug. 30, with pick-up tak­ing place every Tues­day between noon and 1 p.m. In each week’s gro­ceries you’ll find a kid’s menu to help them pair their food items in a fun way that teach­es them to pre­pare a nutri­tious break­fast and lunch. To par­tic­i­pate, reg­is­ter on the Food Bank web­site.

We hope this pro­gram can make life a lit­tle eas­i­er for every­one this sum­mer and also help fam­i­lies prac­tice good nutri­tion. We always wel­come sug­ges­tions or ques­tions and urge every­one enrolled to con­tact the Fri­day Har­bor Food Bank with any feedback.

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