Kevin VeseyJun 26, 2017, 12:46 pmJun 29, 2017, 9:08 am

LI Cares deploys mobile units to feed hungry kids on summer vacation

Trucks will provide breakfast to children now that school is out

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Local food bank ensures those who are food insecure are fed year-round 

For a large number of families, putting food on the table when summer vacation starts is a struggle because they no longer have access to free or low cost meals that schools provide. But now there's relief and it's coming right to the neighborhoods where it's needed the most thanks to the Long Island Cares mobile breakfast food truck.

The food bank has one of the yellow trucks for Suffolk County and another for Nassau and what they'll do is hit the streets all summer long, Monday through Friday, bringing grab-and-go breakfast to kids in need, making sure they have healthy, nutritious food while school is out.

“There are 89,000 kids on Long Island who are struggling with food insecurity. If we could ensure that some of them get a healthy breakfast, it's going to make their day, their summer go so much better,” says CEO of Long Island Cares Paule Pachter.

If you would like more information, or if you'd like to see how to catch one of the trucks in your area, just head to the Long Island Cares website.

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