For many students, summer means a welcome break from the academic year. For others, it means they won't have access to food. That's why our Summer Meals Program is so important.
No matter who we are or what we believe, we can all agree that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their potential. Hunger is connected to so many other important things like student achievement, workforce strength, physical health and behavioral health. And that's why we've set the goal in Maryland to end childhood hunger by 2015.
Together we're making progress. Last year, we served 36% more breakfasts, 25% more lunches, and 80% more afterschool meals than in the 2006-2007 school year. And right now, we have summer meal sites open all across our State. If your child or a child you know needs a meal, visit one of the summer meals sites today.