During the school year many children receive free and reduce-priced breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school lets out, Believers United for Progress steps in to help feed our youth. The lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once the new school year begins. Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process and can also make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides meals to children (up to age 18 at the start of the school year) during the summer months ranging from June to August. The program offers Breakfast & Lunch and operates 7 days a week at no charge.
Believers United for Progress prepares and delivers meals to sites that offer summer programs for youth. Sites like summer camps, community centers, recreation centers, and any sites that consist of groups of children.
Want to help end hunger this summer?
Volunteers in this program can help with basics like transporting food, setting up or cleaning up a site—they can also plan and participate in educational or recreational activities with the children.
How to request services if you are a site?
We encourage all organizations that offer summer programs to youth and would like feeding services through the summer, to sign up by contacting us!