According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 children in New York faces hunger. But you don’t have to.
A new partnership between Buffalo Public Schools and the American Dairy Association Northeast now feeds thousands of children each summer.
No registration required, no ID required, no income eligibility. All children under the age of 18 are eligible.
29,000 students across BPS receive free lunches during the school year. In the summer, their numbers drop significantly to less than 10,000. They want to disseminate information about foods available daily to keep their stomachs full.
“I think the last two months have been very important and families are realizing, ‘Oh my God, I’m not making as much money as I used to.’ I do,” said Bridget O. said BPS Foodservice Director Brien Wood.
Today’s event information is as follows.
It takes place from 11am to 1pm by the Riverside Park pool and playground. Local farmers bring their calves and former Buffalo Bills running backs, as well as NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas.
A schedule of where and when Complimentary Summer Meals are served is available by texting “Summer Meals” at 97779, calling 1-866-348-6479 or online.