Why does Alamance County need a food truck to feed students during the summer?
There are approximately 12,000 students in the Alamance-Burlington School System who qualify for free or reduced meals during the school year. To be eligible for free meals, for example, a family of four would have a gross monthly income of less than $2,790; to receive reduced meals that same family of four would have a gross monthly income of less than $3,970. During the summer months, when children are out of school, the only access to meals would be to get to one of the nutrition sites around the county. While these sites strive to feed as many children as possible, not having transportation limits many to have access to the food. In the summer of 2019, 1900 children received lunch and 650 breakfast at these sites. The ABSS School Nutrition Services provides the food for the summer feeding program.
Watch this video from No Kid Hungry for an example of what our food truck can do.