Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Subject: Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

Summer is almost upon us which means that many kids and teens will be finishing up with school for the year.  For many families, this time of year can be problematic for meals because many students have been receiving 1 or 2 free meals a day which helps out with a family’s food budget.  During the summer there are similar programs across the country that will provide snacks, lunch, and in some places, breakfast to children and teens 18 years and younger.  To find a Summer Meal site in your area call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-348-6479.  For Spanish speakers please call 1-877-842-6273.

If you’re looking for ideas to keep your kids entertained this summer, check out your local library or museum for free story times and arts and craft projects.  Also, some movie theaters offer free movie days or outside movies in parks that anyone can attend.

This Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day, a great day to celebrate all the father figures in our lives that can include more than one father, uncles, stepfathers, grandfathers, godfathers, in-laws, or close friends.  You may want to take a moment to say thanks to the “father-figures” in your life and I want to say Happy Father’s Day to all you paternal people out there!

Lastly, here is a great Father’s Day quote by the comedian Bill Cosby, “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”

Take good care!

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