|Finding solutions for childhood food insecurity|
Children go hungry in the Cincinnati area.
In Cincinnati, about 22,000 public school students receive free school lunch because of low family income. But school only accounts for 178 days a year. Childhood Food Solutions, starting with one zip code, is providing food for the other 187 days a year.
Kids are Fed on Weekends
Childhood Food Solutions (CFS) provides weekend sacks of food to go home with schoolchildren on Fridays — they provide 700-1,000 calories a day — a food safety net — for under $1.00 a day.
Here’s what kids do with their food:
Kids are Fed during Winter Break and Spring Break
Food sacks went home with kids the day before Spring Break
Kids are Fed during Summer Vacation
During summer vacation, the most reliable way to get food to schoolchildren is to take it into the neighborhoods where they live. Last summer CFS distributed food sacks through their partnerships with the Fay Apartments and the Millvale Recreation Center – at over 40 distribution points. Distribution locations were selected to be within view of the homes of almost all students who normally receive weekend sacks.
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