The Coastal Star

Letter to the Editor: Hunger is a year-round problem

As Palm Beach County public schools break for the summer, it’s important to remember that not every student looks forward to days away from school. In fact, one in four children doesn’t know where they will get their next meal.
Palm Beach County is the 10th-largest school district in the country, and more than 60 percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.  For many, breakfast and lunch at school may be the only meals they eat. 
In 2018, Palm Beach County Food Bank served more than 3,600 children with our Food4OurKids program. Year-round, we fill nutritional gaps that children face during school vacations and weekends. As many of us schedule activities during the summer, please remember that hunger is a year-round problem. Your continued support of Palm Beach County Food Bank is greatly needed and always appreciated.
For more information, please visit www.pbcfoodbank.org.

Marti LaTour, Board Chair,
Palm Beach County Food Bank

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