NORTH CAROLINA, USA — During the summer months, some kids are known to sleep in and travel to the beach with their families, enjoying their break, while others are worried about where they're going to get their next meal.
Food insecurity is an ongoing issue in some communities and increases in the summer when kids can't rely on the meals they receive while in school.
Multiple school districts across the Triad and surrounding areas are announcing dates for their annual Summer Meals program.
Here's when each county will provide meals to kids this summer:
Alamance-Burlington School System
The meals will be offered from June 12 through Aug. 18 and will be open to students ages 2 to 18 years old.
"We anticipate serving 1000 meals a day, including breakfast, snacks, and lunch at various sites. Spencer Brown, ABSS Child Nutrition Executive Director.
Rockingham County Schools
The school district is providing free breakfast and lunch to anyone under 18 from June 12 through Aug. 11. The week of July 3 - 7 the school district will be closed for the holiday.
Feeding sites include Dalton McMichael High School, Leaksville-Spray Elementary School, and Reidsville Middle School.
Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, please call Dr. Leslie Coleman-Cassell at 336-627-2691 or 434-835-6415.
Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
The summer meals program with WS/FCS will run from June 20 to Aug 11. The meals are free to anyone 18 years and younger.
It includes school-based meal sites and mobile delivery to other places in the community. Find out more on the school district's website.
Lexington High School
Lexington High School is hosting a summer meals program from June 12-July 27.
The meals are free to anyone 18 years and younger. No ID or registration is required. There will be no meals served on July 3 through July 4.
Meals will be given out Monday-Thursday (and on Friday, June 16)
Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Lunch is served from 12 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
WFMY News 2 will add to this list as schools announce their plans for the Summer Meals program 2023.
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