Over the past seven years, more than 30,000 students have benefited from ARCHS’ Summer Meals Initiative, primarily through the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children program (SEBTC).
Unfortunately this year, ARCHS and other Missouri organizations were not chosen to provide this highly successful program. In past years the SEBTC program has ensured students and their families had the extra funding required to offer adequate meals over the summer break.
During the summer extra support is needed since students will miss out on meals that are normally provided at school. Nutrition during the summer helps stimulate learning and better prepares students for a new school year.
That is why ARCHS has published its annual Summer Meals Guide in effort to bridge the gap between school semesters. Please utilize and share this information with area human service organizations to link local families with food and nutrition resources during the summer season.