The Maryland Food Bank will operate 40 sites across central Maryland this year where children can go to have access to nutritious food over the summer.
According to the Maryland Food Bank, thousands of children rely on free breakfast and lunch programs at schools. But, when classes end, so does that easy access to a free meal.
To bridge that gap, the Maryland Food Bank’s “Summer Clubs” will be held at recreation centers, faith-based organizations and other community agencies. All of the meals that will be served adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines to ensure that kids get vitamins and nutrients that they need.
The meals will be prepared in the food bank’s Charles T. Bauer Community Kitchen using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, according to the MFB.
More information about the Summer Club program can be found online at www.mdfoodbank.org/our-programs/summer-clubs.