SUN Hunger Relief
The SUN Service System sees hunger relief as vital to support other services and initiatives provided for the educational success and self-sufficiency of children and families in SUN Community Schools (SUN CS).
Why Hunger Relief?
- 74% of SUN CS children and families qualify for Free or Reduced price lunches
- Families may be experiencing hunger and low food security at times throughout the year
- The effects of hunger can be devastating and destabilizing for SUN CS children, families and their communities.
What are SUN's Hunger Relief Efforts?
SUN CS community partners and agencies collaborate to ease the effects of hunger by providing children and families access to quality nutritious food through a variety of efforts. These include:
The Child and Family Hunger Relief Project helps stabilize children and families who may be experiencing hunger by increasing their access to quality nutritious food.
SUN partner school districts implement several United States Department of Agriculture child nutrition programs including the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Afterschool Meals and Snacks Program.
Other School-Based Hunger Relief Efforts / Partnerships
These include backpack programs, smaller scale in school food pantries, gleaning efforts, school gardens and holiday food drives among other things. Partners for these efforts include: