The idea of anyone going hungry is disturbing, but that's especially true when we're talking about kids.
That's why this is such good news:
United Way of King County wants to make sure no kid goes hungry this summer, so they're making free summer meals available for kids and teens at schools, parks, and community centers in neighborhoods all around the Sound. At all these sites you can pick up grab-and-go meals and eat at home.
Your child doesn't need to be present to pick up a meal, and some sites may provide multiple meals at once. If you need meals but you're sick, they encourage you to stay home and send someone else to pick up the food.
And there's more: Pandemic EBT helps families buy groceries when schools are closed. If your child is in grades K-12 and qualified for free or reduced-price meals last year, or they attended a school where meals were free for all students, you can receive up to $399 per child in benefits, since nobody really knows yet what school days will look like this fall.
The details are here at The United Way of King County website. They've got an interactive map that lets you locate the pickup site closest to you, and details about programs for adults and seniors, too.
Let's get everybody the meals they need around here.