This past Monday, June 13th, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s Food For the Summer program began serving lunch to hungry kids throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. It is a groundbreaking program that has come together, thanks to the effort of dedicated individuals from our towns, schools, UNC and local non-profits. Volunteer here.
Through collaboration, the group has put together a simple model that leverages federal food dollars and community-wide volunteer participation to provide daily meals to kids close to where they live.
To deliver and serve food at 20 meal sites each day, we have 1,684 volunteer slots to fill over the course of the summer (38 volunteers each day).
Volunteers are still needed! The mayor has asked individuals within our community to volunteer for at least one slot over the summer.
The program runs from June 13 to August 12. On-line signup is easy: http://vols.pt/REXTav
A lunch shift requires just two hours – from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.- and simply involves transporting and serving food to one of our twenty lunch sites. While at the site you are encouraged to engage with the kids – whether through an activity or just taking the time to visit.
Your time will make a world of difference to the kids you serve and your support will help the Food For the Summer succeed this year and take root for the future.