HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)

HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)

Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five children living in poverty in Pittsburgh, that worry is all-consuming.

Families who are having trouble putting food on the table now have a number of options to help make sure their child is getting the nutrition they need to keep them healthy and happy all summer long.

Many children depend on their school for free, healthy meals. But just because school is out doesn’t mean our kids have to go without that nutrition. The USDA Summer Food Program operates at dozens of locations in the area and can help feed children and teens 18 and younger through August 21. Most sites are open every day and will provide children with 1 or 2 meals (a breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner).

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