London’s Bridge partner with D.C. Hungar Solution

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Posted by on December 07, 2014

The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program continues to expand its reach in providing healthy food to low-income children when school is out – and continues to top the nation in reaching eligible low-income children.

This summer D.C. Hunger Solutions is partnering with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, DC Public Library, the Walmart Foundation, the D.C. Partnership to End Childhood Hunger (a joint effort of D.C. Hunger Solutions, Share Our Strength, and the Food Research and Action Center), and Pro Bowl Linebacker London Fletcher of the Washington Redskins and his "London's Bridge" Foundation to further expand outreach efforts by creating new outreach materials, disseminating public service announcements and launching a texting service to help families locate nearby summer meal sites. Individuals simply text 202.6565.EAT (328) to receive information on conveniently located summer meal sites.

“As a professional athlete, I know the importance of healthy eating and active living. The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program will help children and teens stay in peak condition while engaged in programming that keeps them safe, active, and learning,” said Redskins London Fletcher, a Walter Peyton NFL Man of the Year finalist. Mr. Fletcher's "London's Bridge" Foundation addresses the inequities facing underprivileged and underrepresented children through mentoring and charitable giving programs.

“The Summer Nutrition Programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program, fill the food gap for the thousands of low-income District children who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year to help keep hunger at bay. Through these programs, children, aged 18 and under, can receive free meals at participating summer sites, including all D.C. Park and Recreation Centers, many schools, libraries, faith-based organizations, and nonprofits.

Full Article

Archives News