Summer feeding program is busting barriers in Sarasota

Summer feeding program is busting barriers in Sarasota

Thursday, August 6, 2015

In a recent article by Feeding America, Sarasota’s All Faiths Food Bank is resolving common barriers to hunger and feeding children in the summer months when school is out of session.  It is a combination of multiple diverse tactics with one goal in mind: get more healthy food to more children in need.  It’s a comprehensive approach to feeding more kids by addressing common barriers to food access. 

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has worked closely with All Faiths Food Bank and the school district through our Feeding Hungry Families initiative.  Over 50% of students in the Gulf Coast region are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.  As this continues to be a challenge for our region, these programs are essential in ensuring that school-aged children and their families are receiving proper nutrition.