Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer food for kids

With 51% of St. Lawrence County's children receiving a free or reduced-price lunch at school, you have to wonder how those kids are eating healthy meals in the summer.  We know that our local food pantries see an influx of families in the summer as their grocery budgets are being stretched.

This morning, Channel 7 had a story about the Summer Food Service Program in Jefferson County, where they have 34 sites providing meals and activities for children in need during the summer.

St. Lawrence County has only a handful of these programs across a much larger geography.  Makes one wonder what we could do differently here to make sure our children have healthy diets, doesn't it?