Two Greenville, SC Restaurants Are Feeding Students For Free This Summer
As millions of kids across the country struggle to get enough food, community members are stepping up to help. According to NoKidHungry, more than 13 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. And while students get one meal a day at school, when the school year ends and summer break begins, that one meal disappears.
In Greenville County, South Carolina, two family restaurants are generously filling in the gaps in local kids' eating schedules. Both establishments are offering totally free lunches to kids aged kindergarten to 8th grade, given that they come in with an adult and can confirm which school they go to.
"We want to make sure that our community's children are being fed during the summertime," says Melissa Sialmas, one of the generous Greenville residents helping to make these free lunches happen.
At Melissa's restaurant, they offer students the choice between hot dogs, corn dogs, grilled cheese, ham and cheese, or pancakes for a tasty meal.
Hunger is a nationwide problem, with 1 in 6 children in the United States regularly experiencing it.
"We can help contribute" to solving this epidemic, Melissa says, "and since we're in the restaurant business—why can't we feed them?"
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