More than 350,000 children across United Way of Greater Atlanta’s 13-county region are enrolled in a free or reduced meal school program, according to the nonprofit.
When summer break begins, many of those children are left hungry. To combat that, the organization launched Silence the Growl in 2016.
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This year, the campaign is adding a lunch party kick-off event. Volunteers will donate and prepare meals at Monday Night Garage, 1003 White St., on June 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.
The program continues with Food Insecurities Week from June 4-8, which includes various volunteer projects across Atlanta.
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