Hunger doesn't weekends off.
A staggering 72% of children in Citrus County’s public schools are enrolled in the federally funded free / reduced breakfast and lunch programs. Many of these children’s families/caretakers cannot provide adequate nutrition from lunch on Friday to breakfast on Monday morning.
The last thing a child should worry about is being hungry.
Our Blessings program is dedicated to silencing the weekend hunger of our local children in need. Each week during the school year participants receive a bag of food to take home for the weekend.
During school breaks, if funding allows, we send extra meals home to cover the time they will be out of school. This is a time when knowing when their next meal may be, is uncertain, and it shouldn't be.
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