Good Deeds: Summer Food Service Program

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More than one in four children in North Carolina do not get enough nutrition to grow and be active, according to recent data by the Food Research and Action Center. The Summer Food Service Program, a collaboration between schools, state agencies, USDA, No Kid Hungry NC, and hunger leaders statewide, is working to alleviate the problem by providing nutritious meals and snacks for children in needs while school is out. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools plans to serve more than 456,000 summer meals as part of the program at more than 175 sites throughout Mecklenburg County. N.C. Governor Bev Perdue attending the June 14, 2012 kick-off event at Thomasboro Elementary.