Bringing summer meals to children, one school bus at a time

Bringing summer meals to children, one school bus at a time

Thursday, June 11, 2015

“Chow bus” is what some kids are calling the custom school buses traveling from neighborhood to neighborhood that provide free and reduced lunch-eligible children meals throughout the summer, according to a National Public Radio segment. In partnership with local school districts, the USDA hopes to meet its goal of providing 200 million meals this summer throughout the nation. Free breakfast and lunch meals to any child 18 and under means that families are less squeezed, financially, throughout the summer months. Alabama, Texas, and several counties in Florida have their own cafeteria-on-wheels concepts. Learn more about financial self-sufficiency in our region on Gulf Coast Community Indicators.