This annual Campaign, now in its 4th year, is a community-wide effort to feed children in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties who are at risk of hunger throughout the summer. The Campaign Against Summer Hunger raises money through generous investors who provide an opportunity for matched donations, bringing in more than $1.3 million, so that we can feed tens of thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry. In 2016, more than 31,000 children were fed a total of 2.2 million meals. This was an incredible accomplishment, but our work is not even close to being done. 21,000 Sarasota County students qualify for free and reduced meal programs at school, but what about their younger siblings and the children who face hunger in DeSoto County? As many as 40,000 children could be at risk of hunger this summer. The goal of the 2017 Campaign Against Summer Hunger is to make sure no child is hungry, and with your support, we can.
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April 1, 2017 – May 15, 2017 all-day