A vast majority of children living and going to school in the Kids Kab service areas qualify for free and/or reduced lunch. During the school year these children are nourished by the National School Lunch Program and receive free or reduced lunch and breakfast while at school. A great number of these same children attend summer programs and are fed throughout the summer at those programs. But then, there are the remainder of the children who do not leave the confines of their housing communities and neighborhoods, making it harder to continue proper nutrition throughout the summer months. Kids Kab Mobile Meals delivers healthy and free meals to these children.
Kids Kab Mobile Meals will participate through the USDA Summer Feeding Service Program beginning the summer of 2017. Open sites will be scheduled and operated in housing communities and neighborhoods throughout Franklin, Southampton County and Suffolk. Sites interested in feeding children throughout the summer can participate in this program. All Kids Kab sites must be open to all available children ages 2-18, which means every child can eat at these sites. Some examples of open sites are: churches, housing communities, neighborhoods, libraries, neighborhood parks, community centers and schools.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Any community, housing development of neighborhood may qualify to be an open site under the Kids Kab Mobile Meals sponsorship.
Here are some requirements of the program
1. The site must be located in a qualifying school zone or census area
2. The site must be open, and available to any child
3. The site must have proper volunteerism and crowd control
4. The site must operate under the Kids Kab Mobile Meals schedule and be prepared to follow all program guidelines
5. Site personnel and volunteers must attend training
6. The site must complete an online application prior to February 15.
7. At least one site personnel must have a food handler's card
8. Sites must have an alternate plan for inclement weather
The Kids Kab Volunteer Program puts you in the action of helping to end childhood hunger and malnourishment in your community. Applications for volunteerism are due no later than February 15 and must be completed online through the Volunteer To Feed Children link found on this page. Volunteers must participate in training, have a food handler's card, reliable transportation and be at least 16 years old.