Meals 4 Kids
Gather's Meals 4 Kids (M4K) program provides free fresh and nutritious food for children and teens in our community. Our M4K program distributes 10 meals for every child per week during the summer and also during school vacations throughout the school year. Families with children 18 years and younger are welcome!
Open to all school-age children eligible for free or reduced lunch in school, Meals 4 Kids is a community-based program that ensures Seacoast children are food secure 365 days a year.
Meals 4 Kids was designed to inspire children to enjoy healthy food and build the critical skills they need to access and prepare healthy food. M4K delivers direct and long-lasting benefits, with children expanding the variety of foods they eat, making more nutritious choices, gaining self-sufficiency skills and learning how their food choices affect their health.
Program components include:
+Healthy Food: Each week, children receive healthy ingredients and recipes for 10 meals.
+Accessibility: We offer 6 mobile locations
+Education & Skills: We engage kids with food demonstrations, kid-friendly recipes, and cooking and fitness challenges.
more than 400 children participated in M4K each week throughout the summer. M4K participation rates are twice the national average for children’s hunger-relief programs, and we expect participation rates to grow as we continue to leverage strong community partnerships.