Food Bank resumes pre-pandemic Child Hunger activity in LPS

This fall, the Food Bank is resuming pre-pandemic Child Hunger activity in Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and is continuing operations in rural schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —  The Food Bank of Lincoln wrapped up its summer Child Hunger Programs on Friday, Aug. 13.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
• In partnership with the USDA and numerous community partners, the Food Bank sponsored 25 meal sites in Lincoln that provided free breakfast and lunch to kids when school was out.
• This summer, the program served 84,512 meals.

Summer BackPacks and School Food Markets
• More than 100 food-filled BackPacks were distributed each week during the summer to students in Lincoln and four rural communities.
• Food was delivered to two rural schools for summer Food Markets.

This fall, the Food Bank is resuming pre-pandemic Child Hunger activity in Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and is continuing operations in rural schools.

BackPack Program
• The BackPack program is designed to nourish children and families through the weekend when school meals are unavailable. This program began in 2004 by serving 50 students and families at Clinton Elementary School. This school year, the program will distribute nearly 2,000 backpacks each week to children and families in Southeast Nebraska.

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