The Children’s Nutrition Outreach Program, a vital piece of the programmatic offering, was created from the need to ensure children had year round access to free nutritious meals.
During the school year, eligible children qualify for free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program. However, when these children are out of school for the holiday and summer vacation breaks, they don’t always have the same access to food, and many are at risk of going without eating at least twice daily. When the UFB considered this crucial gap in services, the agency initiated the Children’s Nutrition Outreach Program to provide children and their families’ groceries to supplement the school’s food program.
Now, these families are assured of having breakfast and lunch for their children throughout the calendar year. The UFB works closely with the local Hillsborough County Public Schools Area 6 to readily identify those students eligible for participation.
The Children’s Nutrition Outreach Program has distributed $185,000.00 worth of food to 13,155 individuals.
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