For millions of children, summer is the hungriest time of year. During the school year, we can reach children with programs like breakfast, lunch and afterschool meals. But during the summer, when schools are closed, those meals disappear. The answer is free summer lunch programs, run by local schools or community groups and open to any kid or teenager who needs a healthy meal. For many, these meals may be the only nutritious food that they’ll receive on a given day. During Covid-19 related school closures, ThruGuidance's Nutritious Life program helped serve over 3.7 million meals to kids throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
ThruGuidance helps community leaders get the resources they need to run these critical programs. We sponsor nutritious meals to Southern California programs during the summer at no cost, providing breakfast, lunch and/or supper to children ages 1-18. Our primary goal is to serve fresh, well-balanced meals to children in under served communities. We support programs in these communities by providing children the nutrients they need; at the time they need them the most.
If you are a church, park, recreational center, community based program, school, etc. interested in applying to distribute meals at your site, please apply below. Someone from our team will contact you within 48 hours.