Food Truck Program Delivers to Needy Students — Even During the Summer
April 4, 2019
By: Shawna De La Rosa
Source: Education Dive
- Middletown City Schools in Ohio marks the latest school system in the state to work to end hunger among its students. The district recently launched a $225,000 program for food trucks to travel to students on non-school days — it will also travel to low-income communities in the city this summer — to feed those who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, according to the Journal-News.
- Student hunger is a major problem in areas across the country, and having insufficient access to meals can hurt students in their physical, mental and academic development. And thousands of children are affected — the No Kid Hungry organization estimates that 1 in 6 children in the United States face hunger on a regular basis.