Thousands of children go without meals once school is out
PASCO, Wash.—Thousands of children in the Tri-Cities go without food once school is out for the summer. The Boys and Girls Club is now preparing for the hungry students.
The organization will have free breakfast and lunch for people 18 and younger stating on June 15th through August 26th. Last year they served about 200 people everyday.
"There's a great demand for this. The two schools closest to the boys and girls club have 90% free and reduce lunch kids. So for some of these kids the summer feeding will be the only meals they get that day," says Greg Falk, Boys and Girls Club President.
Falk says the meals are filled with the proper nutrition. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:00am and lunch at 11:30am. The meals will be available at the main office at 801 North 18th Avenue in Pasco.