3 Responses to Libraries and Museums Can Help Feed Children This Summer

  1. Jean Haurtz says:

    Although I strongly agree with the premise, I find the food offered in my area sub standard. I have partnered with the local school food services in previous years during the library’s Summer Reading programs. During the summer of 2013 children received such items as “Sour Lemon Blast Raisels” (raisins coated in candy) and Smuckers “Uncrustables” which were soggy. Any fruit offered was not edible. The children refused to eat most of the food provided. I have thrown away more food than I have seen children eat. It is discouraging to say the least.
    This will be the first year that I will seek funding through grants to provide healthy snacks for the children attending Summer Reading 2014.

    • Kristin Caulley says:

      Hi Jean,

      Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate you being willing to share your experience with the program. I would really like to touch base with you to talk more about the food that was served to see what we can do here at FNS to improve the foods in your area! Please reach out to me if you would like, 703-305-2295 or kristin.caulley@fns.usda.gov.

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