Take the Lunch Money Challenge and help make sure students get meals during summer break
While students are celebrating the end of a school year and start of summer break, that also means many will be left wondering if there will be enough food to eat at home.
To help make sure children get healthy meals during the summer, the Children's Hunger Alliance is challenging people to take the Lunch Money Challenge. Instead of eating out, just pack a lunch and donate the money you would have spent to the organization. Both businesses and individuals were challenged to participate on May 31st, which is also the last day of classes for Columbus City Schools students.
The average American spends $11.40 when they go out to eat for lunch, according to the Children's Hunger Alliance. They say a donation of that amount can provide more than 30 healthy meals.
More than one in five Ohio children live in food-insecure households, according to the Children's Hunger Alliance. But they say during the summer, it becomes a bigger problem, because students lose access to free school meals and are more likely to go without nutritious meals.
If you want to participate in the Lunch Money Challenge, you can donate to the Children's Hunger Alliance here.