Childhood hunger advocates launch summer tour

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - End Child Hunger SC is taking its show on the road July 9th through July 22nd in an effort to highlight the USDA's summer food service.

That program provides up to 2 free meals a day for kids under 18 during the summer months, when they don't have access to the school meals many rely on.

According to End Child Hunger SC, about one in four kids in South Carolina face food insecurity.
 
That's why this tour is making food distributions fun and engaging to draw in more kids.
 
"When there's programming at these locations, more kids come. So it's important to not be out here just providing a lunch or
a snack, but kids want to be able to interact with influential members of the community," said community organizer Ashley Page.
 
The stops started this week with stops in Richland County at Edventure. Richland Library will host an event Thursday July 13th.
Police officers will be on hand to read to kids along with the Columbia Fireflies.
 
Next week, tours will be held in Lexington and Newberry Counties. For more information, visit www.endchildhungersc.org.

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