New Report Shows Gap in Summer Meals Program

Mar 6, 2013

City and school officials are joining forces to encourage more families to participate in Rochester's Summer Meals Program.

More than 21,000 students qualify for the free service that provides balanced meals to youth living in low-income households, but only about 5,000 students participated in the program last year. A recent report by the Center for Governmental Research determined not only is the program widely underutilized, most families that qualify are completely unaware the program even exists.