Nichole Hannahs

Counting on a Healthy Meal this Summer

by Nichole Hannahs on May 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

School students continue to count down the days remaining in the year.

While their parents may be wondering how to feed their children lunch this summer. Christ’s Table said they encourage families to take advantage of not only their program, but others that help keep kids fed.

"There’s the summer school program through Zanesville City Schools. If you can’t get to Christ’s Table for lunch there’s an evening meal at the Salvation Army. There’s the food pantry system and then there’s Eastside who’s working really hard this year to have fresh produce for families," said Christ’s Table Director Keely Warden.

Warden said eating a well balanced meal is important for growing children and their education.

"Studies prove that in the top 3 reasons that children do not maintain what they comprehended during the school year is because of food insufficiencies in the home," explained Warden.

Warden said that during the summer they see their numbers go up 25 percent. Those wanting to find out more about the food programs in our area should contact 211.