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Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Meals at Public Libraries

How Libraries Are Creating Community Connections by Serving Summer Meals

Patrice Chamberlain | June 2, 2015

Summer is right around the corner, yet in many low-income communities, this time of year can leave children with limited access to learning opportunities, few safe places to gather and without access to the free or reduced-price meals they received through their school lunch and breakfast programs.
In California and across the nation, a growing number of public libraries are teaming up with city agencies, schools and community-based organizations to ensure that low-income youth stay healthy and engaged when school is out by serving summer meals alongside library summer reading and enrichment programs.

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