Weekend Meals: Identifying New Ways to Provide Meals Seven Days a Week

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The national summer meals program is a lifeline for children in need, but most summer sites are only open Monday to Friday. For children that look to this program for support, this means that Saturdays and Sundays can be the toughest days of the week. Feeding Tampa Bay (FTB), a food bank located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, theorized that weekend meals could be a game changer.