The San Angelo office of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty exists to empower San Angelo-area residents to gain equal access to healthy food.
The Kids Eat Free program provides free lunches to children in need during July and August when school is not in session. Kids Eat FREE began in 2010 in order to fill the gap that occurs after meals are available during summer school and before school begins again in the fall. With more than 60% of all students in San Angelo ISD receiving free or reduced meal benefits, we were concerned about how those children were going to have enough to eat during that summer gap period so Kids Eat Free was born.
That gap is still present today. In our own community, 1 in 4 families with children have not had enough money to buy food at times in the past 12 months. The Kids Eat Free program is helping to meet that need with the help of many churches, organizations and individuals. As of the summer of 2019, the Kids Eat Free program has provided a total of 178,317 meals to children over the past decade. In addition, they have provided 35,302 meals to hungry parents or caregivers who have accompanied the children, believing that if the child is hungry, the parent is also hungry.
Whether you want to implement an after school meals program, start a summer meals site, or increase school breakfast participation, we can help guide you as you work with child nutrition programs.Child Nutrition Programs
We'll guide you through the process of building and Hunger Free Community Coalition to bring people together to build collective responses to food insecurity.About the Coalition