May 27, 2014 6:46 PM by Leah Kraus
Many of us look forward to summer for the cookouts, pool time and warm weather. But for many local kids, summer actually means less food in their stomachs.
Across Southern Colorado, Care and Share Food Bank has a number of locations set up where children can get a free meal. In Pueblo, many of these sites are libraries.
Midori Clark, director of community relations and development for the Pueblo City-County
Library District says libraries make a great location because they tend to be easy to get to.
"We like to think of it as a one stop shop where kids can come and fill their bellies up and fill their minds up with great books and great food," she says.
Children up to age 18 can simply show up for a free breakfast, lunch or snack. They do not need to bring proof of income to qualify.
The program is run by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture via the Colorado Dept. of Education.
For more information on the program click here.