Summer months most challenging for food insecure children

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – While it may not feel like summer this week, according to the Indiana Youth Institute, it’s still the season where children who are food insecure experience the most challenges.

CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz said about 50 percent of Hoosier students use free and reduced price lunches during the school year. However, those meals stop with the last day of class, leaving 345,000 children in Indiana at risk for hunger.

Stanczykiewicz said if every one pitches in, community members can make a difference.

“Some of us middle class folks have access to food at our grocery stores,” Stanczykiewicz explained. “We can help be the connection to the people in need by having a food drive with a group of folks that we know who can make a real difference.”

For more on summer food programs in the Greater Lafayette area, click here.

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