For thousands of children in Central Alabama, the end of the school year is the beginning of a long, hungry summer. That’s because kids can depend on free or reduced-price meals at school. But summer vacation creates a big gap in meal service, putting many children at risk of literally going hungry for three months.
Having made this issue a priority, the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama has been working hard for several years to End Summer Hunger through a variety of strategies and collaborative efforts. To boost those efforts and make an even bigger difference for at-risk children throughout our five-county area, the Coalition is now appealing to the public to raise at least $50,000 before the end of August.
- Community support through this campaign will enable the Bold Goals Coalition to expand the summer meal program and implement strategies to make it sustainable.
- Contributions to the campaign will help to more effectively END SUMMER HUNGER between the end of one school year and the start of another.
- And most importantly, donations will go directly toward ending children’s hunger, creating a healthier summer and helping them be better prepared for school in the fall.