Volunteers kick off summer meal program for North Texas children

More than 100 volunteers are making sure school children don't go hungry this summer.

Dallas ISD, United Way and the Texas Hunger Initiative kicked off the summer meal program at John Neely Bryan Elementary School.

Children who are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program during the school year are eligible for free summer meals. Organizers say that's about 300,000 kids in North Texas.

“They all have access to this program,” a spokesperson for the program said. “Only 14 percent of those kids participate in the program right now, so we're raising awareness so that more families know that there are summer meal sites across North Texas that they can have access to."

There are activities focused around health and wellness for the kids during meal times as well.

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