news & events : united way news

Walmart Grant for Summer Meals

kids smiles lg

School vacation may be dwindling down, but our efforts to end hunger by providing summer meals for kids continue. Thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program, thousands more kids in King County will have access to nutritious meals during the summer, when free or reduced-price meals at school aren’t available.

One in 5 kids is at risk of hunger nationwide. Nearly 90,000 students in King County receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. However, Washington ranks 40th in the nation for participation in a free federal program that feeds children all summer long.

In 2011, United Way and its partner organizations provided 65,000 summer meals for kids. The $50,000 grant will raise that capacity by 40,000 next summer.

Thanks to the Walmart Foundation and all of our partners in making sure hunger is not a part of any child’s summer break.

Read more:

Will there be any thing on the Eastside? Kirkland or Redmond for Summer Feed through this program?
Enter this word:

  us on facebook