CORA Providing Free Food to Children This Summer
CORA’s SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids) program distributes food to more than 1,100 kids who depend upon free or reduced-cost meals at school during the school year but who have little or no replacement for this nutrition when school is not in session. In Chatham County, approximately 50% of public school children receive free or low-cost meals through the federal school lunch program because their family income is at or near the poverty level.
SNACK! aims to provide nutritious groceries to children facing hunger in Chatham County throughout the summer. SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 healthy free meals each week from mid-June through mid-August. Groceries will include fruits, vegetables, protein, cereal, beans, grains, and snacks.
Families can enroll their children to collect food from their choice of distribution sites located throughout the county. Please visit www.corafoodpantry.org/our-work/snack/ or call us at 919-368-0278 for more information and to register your child.