The Summer Meal Collaborative provides lunch to local youth who receive a free or reduced lunch during the school year.
In addition to meals at the Summer Meals sites, we offer “reading tools” for the youth to take home with them.
Kids can lose up to six months of learning over the summer, especially if they do not have books at home.
Summer Meal collaborative: CAPTAIN, Troy Boys and Girls Club, RISSE, Schenectady Community Ministries (SICM), Regional Food Bank, Albany Housing Authority, Rensselaer Dept. of Youth, NYS Department of Education and Hunger Solutions NY.
United Way, in partnership with Hannaford, will provide backpacks.