The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded a $5,000 Community Assistance Fund (CAF) Grant to Lunches of Love (LOL) for their “Weekend Edition”. LOL’s Weekend Edition feeds approximately 700 chronically hungry children on weekends. Many children living in families facing food insecurity rely on school lunches as their only meal of the day.
Lunches of Love provides a care package of meals to help fill the gap during extended school holidays & weekends (Christmas break, spring break and summer vacation). Lunches of Love offers children in need a nutritious sack lunch and a snack.
Funding from FBJSL’s grant will be used to provide 6,667 lunches during the 2013-2014 school year. Children are provided two lunches each week during the school year, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. A large percentage (over 87%) of the children in the Richmond-Rosenberg area are on free or reduced price lunch program during the school year. Many of these children would be without a meal on Saturday or Sunday without Lunches of Love.