This initiative is especially important because after school ends, kids can no longer depend on free meals.
The most-needed items are canned fruits and vegetables, canned proteins like tuna or beans, peanut butter in plastic jars, packaged macaroni and cheese, soups, hot and cold cereal, and juice packs. The best items to donate are nonperishable items that families can stock up on.
This year’s “Feed Our Kids” is especially important, representatives from City Harvest say, because the Trump administration has taken measures to scale back the updated food nutrition standards the Obama administration put forth, which ensured that students would be served healthier meals with less salt and more whole grains at school. This could have the biggest impact on kids in low-income communities–which underscores why families need access to healthy food at home.