Hunger Task Force event raising awareness about summer meal programs for kids

 MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Hunger Task Force held its “Sizzlin’ Summer Social” at Merrill Park in Milwaukee on Thursday.

The event is designed to raise awareness about summer meal programs for kids.

Kids were given a healthy lunch and took part in games and activities like a water balloon fight with Milwaukee Police Officers.

The Hunger Task Force says 1 in 4 Milwaukee kids don’t get enough to eat and many families don’t know about summer meal programs.

“All kids need to be fed and we shouldn’t be thinking about children’s income. We should be thinking about taking care of them. Every kid deserves healthy food and they deserve breakfast, lunch, and supper every single day," said Hunger Task Force director Sherrie Tussler.

There are more than 160 meal sites open in Milwaukee from June to September. The sites serve more than 800,000 meals throughout the summer.

For more information about the Hunger Task Force's summer meals program, please click here. 

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