In one of the wealthiest nations in the world, 1 in 5 kids live in poverty.
More than 16 million children live in households with an income below the federal poverty level—about $23,550 annually for a family of four.
Another 22 percent of children live in families above the poverty level but would still be considered low-income.
More than 21.5 million children in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year. But during the summer only about 2.3 million receive assistance.
Your church can help fill the gap. Contact a local food bank to see how your church can help feed kids in the summer.
Sources: National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP.org) and FeedingAmerica.org