ThruGuidance’s Nutritious Life Meals Program began administering the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in 2017. Due to community partnerships, the summer and winter meals program distributed more than 40,000 meals to almost 20 program sites in 2019!
“We are looking to increase the number of sites we provide healthy meals to so that more youth in our communities have access to nutrition that keeps them prepared to excel when they return to school,” says Kendal Troutman, ThruGuidance’s Executive Director.
For some kids, the only healthy meal they may consume is a meal offered at school during the academic year. With summer break around the corner, ThruGuidance’s Nutritious life Meals Program is getting ready to provide no-cost meals to youth in under served communitites through its Summer Food Services Program
California Food Policy Advocates’ Nutrition and Food Insecurity Profile says 84,166 kids residing in Los Angeles County fall into a nutrition gap while out of school. These children missed out on access to nutritious meals that combat hunger and food insecurity.
Organizations where children (ages 1-18) gather together anytime during summer break can qualify for no-cost nutritious breakfast, lunch, and supper meals. This includes events, sports teams, churches, camps, parks, libraries and community centers.