Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools offer free food for students and relief to struggling parents

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Summer break from school is supposed to be a relaxing time for students and parents. However, for hundreds of children in Kansas City, Kan., summer break brings an added stress for families struggling to provide their children with healthy food. 

That's why Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools started the free summer meals program.

One of 36 sites in the  Public School program is Bethel Neighborhood Center in KCK. The program director said more families are coming to the center's food pantry which is an indication of the growing need for food assistance.

See the locations where food is provided to students | http://bit.ly/17hvrw5

The Summer Meals Program is in partnership with the USDA, Price Chopper and Harvesters. More than 3,000 meals are served every day to students.

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