Fighting to end summer hunger

Remember in grade school when we had to find the one word in a group that didn’t belong with the rest? Here’s an example: summer, fun, friends, swimming, hunger.

Summer and hunger? Unfortunately, yes. United Way, one of our charity partners, tells us that six out of seven children who eat a free or reduced-price lunch at school don’t have access to the same nutritious meals during the summer.

That’s why Kellogg is partnering with United Way to support summer programs that provide free breakfasts and lunches in central Iowa, Dallas, the Seattle area and Sacramento, CA. These summer meal sites are a lifeline for low-income families who otherwise spend an extra $316 per month on food during the summer.[i]

As a mom, I know that making sure my children are getting the nourishment they need is critically important. I don’t want any child to have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. At Kellogg, I get to make a direct impact by helping to provide meals to people and communities. This comes to life in my role coordinating our company’s volunteer efforts as part of our Breakfast for Better Days™ global signature cause platform. I help Kellogg colleagues volunteer their time at local community food banks, farms and breakfast programs across the U.S. Through our programs, I get to see firsthand the impact our efforts make, which is truly rewarding.

Last year, Kellogg helped bring summer meals to 66,000 people across the U.S. You can read more about our work to provide breakfast and other meals to people in need in our Corporate Responsibility Report.

 

 

 

 

[i] http://www.frac.org/research/resource-library/hunger-doesnt-take-vacation-summer-nutrition-status-report-june-2017

 

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