No child should go hungry this summer

Published 9:08 am Friday, June 15, 2018

Classes are out after today, which leaves many parents having to figure out how to get their children breakfast and lunch, a task that city schools handled to varying degrees during the past 9-1/2 months.

But as the Virginia director of No Kid Hungry program recently noted, there are far too many children who don’t get properly fed.

Thankfully, diligence on the part of the Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority means that about 670 children in Franklin will indeed get proper nutrition through the summer months when school is out for the season.

That’s because for the seventh year the agency dutifully took the time to apply for the No Kid Hungry grant, which will enable breakfasts and lunches to be served in six FRHA sites in and around the city.

As if that were not enough, there will also be multiple enrichment activities and events ranging from keeping math and reading skills sharp to tours at museums, libraries and fire stations.

As a result, there will be healthier and happier youngsters enjoying their seasonal freedom until you know when.

For more information about the local program, call Antoinette Copeland at 562-0384, ext. 208.