Local group provides thousands of meals for families facing food insecurity

A total of 4,000 meal prep kits were distributed Wednesday, with enough food for four people in each box.

Julia Joseph

Jun 26, 2024, 11:30 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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A distribution event was held Wednesday to help families dealing with food insecurity.
Some students rely on school for their breakfast and lunch, but with schools closed for summer vacation, it often leaves parents in a bind financially.
Samara Dawson, of the Campaign Against Hunger, says that her organization in Bed-Stuy typically sees around 200 families a day. However, once the summer months roll around, that number often spikes between 250-300 families a day.
In recent years, the "No Kids Hungry" program says that around one in five children in Brooklyn are food insecure.
"Students who typically would get their free lunch and free breakfast won't have that, so we're giving them some healthy fresh produce that can go home and make meals."
A total of 4,000 meal prep kits were distributed Wednesday, with enough food for four people in each box.
Volunteers hope these kits will take away some of the worries about hunger this summer.


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