Summer Feeding Program
Safe Hands, provides the same level of nutritious meals during the summer
that children receive during the school year, and was recognized by Texas
Department of Agriculture and USDA for preparing and serving over 91,000
meals in 2011.
In 2012 Safe Hands was recognized for our 7 year commitment to healthier future for Texas Children. Serving a little over 92,000 meals and snacks.
This year with multiple partnerships between Food Service Management companies and Apartment management companies we plan to serve over 4000 meals daily; increasing our numbers by more than 100%.
Child Hunger State Statistics – Feeding America released its latest state-level data on child hunger rates. Arkansas, Texas and Arizona have the highest rates of child food insecurity in the country at nearly 25 percent.
Facts on Childhood Hunger
Annual, national-level statistics
- 16.2 million kids in America struggle with hunger. (Source: USDA Household Food Security in the United States)
- 10.5 million kids eligible for free or reduced-price school breakfast do not get it. (Source: Food Research and Action Center, School Breakfast Scorecard)
- More than 20 million kids get a free or reduced-price school lunch on an average school day. (Source: Food Research and Action Center, School Breakfast Scorecard)
- Six out of 7 eligible kids do not get free summer meals. (Source: Food Research and Action Center, “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report”)
- · In 2010, 40.3 million people in over 18.6 million households across America got help through SNAP (food stamps); about half of those households (8.9 million) were households with children. (Source: USDA Food and Nutrition Services)