Hunger is a problem that most often affects asset-limited families because living in poverty usually means going without basic needs such as food, clothing, and adequate shelter. A brain starved of vital nutrients is one that cannot concentrate, setting hungry kids up for failure in school.
The school districts in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties offer free and reduced lunch.
Free & Reduced Lunch Information:
Glimpse these food bank websites to find out more about local pantries and summer feeding sites in your area.
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