Programs provide free meals to NC students in summer
About 800,000 children across North Carolina receive free or reduced-price lunches, but only about 67,000 continue to receive those meals in the summer.Posted — Updated
“It’s wonderful, because a lot of kids don’t have the meals and some of them don’t even have the love,” said parent Lisa Maldonado.
About 50 children come to Ministers Outreach for several hours each day. They do activities, such as arts and crafts, throughout the morning and get lunch before returning home.
“It’s a necessity for our area. We have a lot of unemployment,” said Eugenia Terry, program director at Ministers Outreach.
“It’s great food, and you can have lots of fun here,” said Jordan Hawkins Jr., 10.