More than 60% of North Carolina children are eligible for free or reduced price school meals and almost a quarter are food insecure. When school is out, they no longer have the benefit of the school breakfast and/or school lunch program, they may not have enough food to eat.

Fortunately, organizations across the state are participating in the Free Summer Meals program. Children and teens aged 18 and younger may get healthy, free lunches through August 25. No application or proof of income is needed to receive a meal.

Find summer feeding sites by texting “FOODNC” to 877-877 or calling 1-866-3HUNGRY.