2019 October Impact Report

More Summer Meals than Ever!

More Summer Meals Than Ever!
Ah, summertime. No more classes, no more homework, no more school lunches. Wait, no school = no lunch? Rather than a time of fun, summer can be stressful for many families on tight budgets with young children who rely upon regular school meals.

The great news is our Kids Meal Campaign bridges this summer meal gap. What’s more, we broke records this year — all thanks to you! We provided healthy meals and fresh produce to more children and families in need this summer than ever before! Generous donors like you and partners, including Enterprise Rent A Car Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, United Way, the Bold Goals Coalition, and the YMCA, made this possible.

Check out your impact!
• 38,218 free kid lunches featuring special fresh salad days.
• 38,261 snacks including blueberries, watermelon, and blackberries grown by Alabama farmers.
• Nine Pop Up Produce Stands and free Family Markets providing apples, oranges, grapes, peaches, vegetables, and healthy staples that equal over 35,404 meals.
• Cooking demos & healthy recipes.
• Over 2,372 children benefited!

Thank you for helping us ensure children across Central Alabama have year-round access to healthy foods to fuel their growing bodies and minds!

“The summer meals program ensures that our students have nutritious meals available to them without the potential stigma related to bringing lunches or not. It relieves parents and staff from the worry of providing meals. I’m thankful that our children are fed and fed with attention to their nutritional needs and their preferences.”

– Kelley Javinett
CNP Director/Community Education/
Parent Liaison Tarrant City Schools

Because of donors like you … amazing things are happening!