In the Press: 2016 

From Vineyard Gazette
Faces of Hunger Hard to Find, But Are Everywhere on Martha's Vineyard

As Vineyard Gazette reports, childhood hunger is a pressing issue on Martha's Vineyard. With the help of CNOP, residents are working to utilize programs like the Summer Food Service Program to ensure all children have access to healthy, nutritious food.  

From iBerkshires
Cariddi Has Breakfast With CT Plunkett Students

Since implementing a Breakfast in the Classroom program, CT Plunkett Elementary in Adams has raised participation in breakfast from 33 percent to 91 percent! To celebrate the new program, CNOP held an event with State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi and Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco. 

From Woburn Wicked Local
Free summer meals available for Tewskbury, Wilmington and Woburn youths

As Woburn Wicked Local reports, one of the biggest obstacles to getting free summer meals to kids is raising awareness of the summer meals program. The article highlights sites in Bedford, Lowell and Woburn, which feed people in those and surrounding communities. 

From Mass Live
Why Congressman Jim McGovern thinks these federally-funded summer food programs must be saved

This past summer, Rep. Jim McGovern went on his third Summer Food Rocks tour, visiting summer meal sites across Massachusetts to highlight the success of the program. MassLive featured a story about Rep. McGovern’s visit to Girls Inc., a community program in Worcester that serves girls free meals and teaches them how to prepare healthy foods. 

From The Patriot Ledger
Free meals for Malden children offered this summer

The Patriot Ledger reported on Malden's summer food service program, which had 13 meal sites in the city this summer. The article also highlighted tools for finding summer meals sites in Massachusetts, including the Child Nutrition Outreach Programs' Summer Eats app and Text for Food.

From Wicked Local Arlington
Arlington group fights child hunger when school is out

Arlington Wicked Local ran a story highlighting programs helping to fill in gaps in the summer meals program. While the number of summer meal sites is increasing throughout Massachusetts, many children still live in areas without federally funded open site summer meal programs. The Child Nutrition Outreach Program is working to make summer programs more accessible to children who need them.

From Worcester Telegram
Worcester schools plan to expand summer meal program again

The Worcester Telegram reported on Worcester school district’s plan to expand summer meals in the community. The district launched its third mobile food truck this past summer, giving many more kids access to free, healthy meals when school is out.