Summer Food Box Program

For some children, summer means pool parties, backyard barbeques, and vacation fun. For others, summer marks the end of school breakfasts and lunches. Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the United States, reports that a staggering 78% of students qualify for the free and reduced-price meals. For many, this school lunch is the only hot meal they receive for the day.

The free lunch programs of public schools are geared for low-income families during the school year and provide an invaluable service. Many utilize the program as a way to make ends meet, while others don’t eat without it. What about the months when school is not in session? There are children going home to an empty pantry and with questions about where the next meal will come from echoing throughout their days.

Our Summer Food Box Program will help alleviate this problem. Help the Children feeds over 75,000 families per month, both here in the United States and abroad. Our new Summer Food Box Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children whose September lunch tickets remain out of reach for months.

Thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers and our generous donors, this Summer Food Box Program will help provide nutritious meals for children in our surrounding communities and around the world. No child should be hungry. Let’s make this summer different!