ROSENBERG, TX (KTRK) -- For many area children, free or reduced cost school lunch is their only meal of the day. That means in the summer, many go hungry.
But children at 14 Lamar Consolidated ISD schools in Fort Bend County have help. For the past five years, Lunches of Love, a non-profit based out of first United Methodist Church in Rosenberg, has made and delivered free brown bag lunches to children during weekends, school breaks, and summers. They fed 316,000 children last year alone and today, volunteers served their one-millionth meal.
"The stories you hear of children who take one simple lunch that consists of a juice, a sandwich, a cracker product, and a piece of fruit. They're taking that and making it into two meals half for lunch and half for supper," said creator of Lunches of Love, Adriane Gray.
It's why Gray first started lunches of love and now manages more than seven thousand volunteers a year. If you'd like to get involved, CLICK HERE to find out how you can help.
'Lunches of Love' provides meals to kids during summer