Addressing child hunger is too big of an issue to combat alone, which strikes at the core principle of the United Way Bold Goals Coalition and the concept of collective impact. Coalition partners are working together in coordinated efforts to ensure that meal programs are available and accessible for children and their families across Central Alabama.
Expanding Meal Access for Children
Breakfast and lunch served at schools are the key source of food for children who face hunger at home. But hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. So what happens when school is out? The harsh reality is that, without those meals, many children literally go hungry. This is why federal and state programs exist to provide after-school and summer meal programs when school is not in session. That’s extremely helpful, but there are still gaps in under-served areas that MUST be filled.Learn More