Boys & Girls Clubs across the country serve as sites and sponsors for USDA programs, providing healthy meals and snacks to children during out-of-school time, while also supporting educational and enrichment programs that keep children learning, engaged and safe. Boys & Girls Clubs are trusted organizations in communities and fulfill a critical need when children are not in school.
These programs provide a valuable resource to individuals with the greatest need. Currently one in six youth experienced food insecurity in 2021. Especially during summer, these site-based meal programs serve a critical need in communities. In addition to providing healthy meals, they stop summer learning loss through educational programs, keep kids active and provide safety check-ins during the summer.