MONTE VISTA— Summer is an important time for kids’ and teens’ academic and physical well-being. But without access to regular nutritious meals, they can suffer long-term consequences, both academically and in overall growth and development. Studies show that kids are at a higher risk for both hunger and obesity during the summer months.
To meet the needs of local kids and teens, Care and Share Food Bank is once again sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for children ages 1-18. The program will provide free lunch and breakfast during the summer at the Monte Vista Kids Connection, 134 Washington St. from May 27-Aug. 8. Meals will be served Monday through Thursday‚ breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 12-1 p.m.
About Care and Share Food Bank
At Care and Share Food Bank, we believe that no one should go hungry. Every day, we provide food to our partner agencies across Southern Colorado to serve families, children and seniors in need because well-fed communities are better for all of us. Care and Share is also a member of Feeding America, a national food bank association. Every year, Care and Share distributes more than 24 million pounds of food to 276 partner agencies throughout 31 counties in Southern Colorado.