A record number of kids get free or reduced-price breakfast/lunch during school. But when summer vacation starts, the vast majority of them go without these essentials. In the summer, when those school meals disappear, children find themselves hungry and with few options. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat.

Families struggle with concerns on how to keep food at home for their children while they’re at work. They wonder, “Are they going to have enough?” 

Parents no longer can rely on those meals provided by the schools. They need help to fill in the gap. Feeding their children in the summer time can be a real hardship.

This is when they turn to us for help. I have been blessed to be a part of St. Barbara Parish and the community, I have seen how the power of the Spirit in you works when it comes to your generosity and I thank you. 

Please continue in helping us with our mission to keep St. Barbara’s Food Pantry shelves stocked, and let’s help these kids stay strong and healthy over these summer days.

Aida Gatch, director

St. Barbara Food Pantry