No Kid Hungry text app aims to feed kids this summer - KCTV5

No Kid Hungry text app aims to feed kids this summer

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There are many children who rely on their public school for their only meal of the day. (KCTV) There are many children who rely on their public school for their only meal of the day. (KCTV)
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For thousands of children across America, summer vacation means three months of struggling to find food.

There are many children who rely on their public school for their only meal of the day.

A new app called No Kid Hungry is helping every family find the nearest location for free meals during the summer months.

When you text the word “FOOD” to 877-877, it will ask for you zip code and then instantly text you the meal sites nearest to your location.

This is the fifth year for the summer meals program.

Last year, 55,000 families across America used it in all 50 states.

All the meal sites are compiled by the USDA and updated weekly.

And, if the person using the text service lives in a rural area – it will send the phone number for the National Hunger Clearing House hotline.

That number is 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

There is also a Spanish version.

Just text “COMIDA” at it works the exact same way.

For more information on the No Kid Hungry summer meals texting program, click here. 

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