Lucky Stars for This Month
Recipient: Hope Helps and Kids of Hope
Sponsor: Sonia Bayne
The Kids of HOPE program alleviates hunger and provides food for disadvantaged children while on school breaks. The Federal Free/Reduced School Lunch Program provides economically challenged children with healthy lunches during the school year. Unfortunately, during school breaks, many of these families do not have the means to purchase additional food for their children while they are home from school. During each school break throughout the year (13 weeks), registered families pick up a week’s worth of free lunches for their children, and have access to a case manager. Toward the end of the summer program, these families are then invited to take part in the annual Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash, where they receive everything a child needs to start their first day of school just like any other kid!