Summer Food Programs Available For Students In Need

Summer means hunger for some of Indiana's youngest residents, but there are programs in the state ready to provide food for low-income children. A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that summer food programs in Indiana last year served on average more than 41-thousand children a day. That's an increase from the previous year. But School Nutritionist Tina Skinner says only about one-in-five of the children who relied on free or reduced price lunches during the school year ate at a summer food site. Skinner says the limited availability of meal sites and a lack of transportation are obstacles in both rural and suburban areas.