We’re often asked “how do you feed your BackSnack kids in the summer?” For many children, summer is a long-anticipated break from school, fun and/or trips with family and friends. For many BackSnack recipients, summer may be a time with less food, as access to free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch is not available.
However, many of these same children participate in summer school and extend their access to those same hot meals and the BackSnack program. In the Northland, all of our participating schools districts extended their BackSnack distribution through the five weeks of summer school. Several local food pantries also ensure their information is sent home, encouraging families to visit. This will help with the gap until school begins in mid-August.