Hunger Doesn’t Take Vacation
Summer can be a time of struggle for many vulnerable families as school-based breakfast and lunch programs end with the school year. This can make it that much harder for children to get enough nutrition while out of school.
For growing children, malnutrition carries a wide range of risks: hungry kids are less likely to retain lessons from the previous year, while easy access to affordable junk food increases their chances of becoming obese and developing asthma, juvenile diabetes, and heart disease. With Feeding America projecting that nearly 14% of kids in Sonoma County are food insecure (as of 2021), a number which encompasses over 13,000 children, our Summer Lunch program is more needed than ever.
Support SIR 92 by donating non-perishable food items into the Food Barrels.