"Hunger Free Summer" Provides Millions of Meals to Michigan Kids

By: News 10
By: News 10

DETROIT (AP) -- Organizers say the annual Hunger Free Summer campaign provided more than 2 million meals to hungry children in southeastern Michigan.

The effort was coordinated by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and the Charter One Foundation.

They say the 2013 Hunger Free Summer campaign raised more money and distributed more meals than the previous campaigns.

According to officials with the campaign, nearly 320,000 children in southeastern Michigan rely on free or reduced-fee meals during the school year. When the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs are unavailable, those kids and their families risk missing meals.

Hunger Free Summer donations were matched dollar-for-dollar. Every $1 donation provided six nutritious meals for hungry children.


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