No Kid Hungry is part of the partnership to end child hunger in Baltimore and around the State of Maryland.
A young boy waits to receive breakfast at a summer meal site in Baltimore. According to the No Kid Hungry website the summer meal programs, "are designed to provide healthy nutrition to children and teens ages 18 and under during the summer." (Kirsten Dize)
A Baltimore City girl grabs a bagged breakfast and carton of milk at a Baltimore summer meal site. Some children depend on school meals for their primary nutrition and are especially vulnerable to hunger in the summertime. (Kirsten Dize)
Ny'zjayh Sims, age 9, pours milk over her cereal during breakfast at a Baltimore summer meals site. (Kirsten Dize)
No Kid Hungry collaborates with the State of Maryland and other organizations to help feed those children who can't get regular meals elsewhere. (Kirsten Dize)
"Each year it's a challenge to reach the kids," Molly McClosky, director of the No Kid Hungry Campaign in Maryland said. McCloskey, far right, helps 5-year-old Jovn Green open his breakfast bar as Jaisedria Holley, back left, and Jayla Watson-Brown, age 10, watch. (Kirsten Dize)
A cooler filled with milk and a box of bagged meals sit waiting for hungry hands at a summer meals site in Baltimore City. "Sites like this are very important because whoever shows up gets fed, ages 2 through 18, no questions asked," Molly McCloskey, director of No Kid Hungry, said. (Kirsten Dize)
Milk cartons for breakfasts are kept on ice at a summer meal site in Baltimore. The summer meals program served 1.4 million children in Baltimore City in 2013. Their goal is to serve 2 million children as soon as possible. (Kirsten Dize)
Cartons of orange juice are kept cool with plent of ice during at a summer meals program site. "It takes all of us doing little pieces," No Kid Hungry director Molly McCloskey said. (Kirsten Dize)
Jaisedria Holley, age 7, left, and Jayla Watson-Brown, age 10, right, enjoy a free breakfast while proudly sporting colorful sunglasses during a kick-off event for the summer meals program. (Kirsten Dize)
Terrence Thomas, a nutrition outreach coordinator with No Kid Hungry, holds a sign that outlines one way to find summer meal sites. "It's very important when you know your work is making a difference in the lives of children, especially in Baltimore where there is a need," Thomas said.
A group of Baltimore City children wait for breakfast at a summer meals program site. The program offers free breakfast and lunch to children in need at various sites throughout the state. Parents or guardians can call 211 to find the Baltimore City site nearest to them. (Kirsten Dize)
Jaisedria Holley, age 7, poses with Jayla Watson-Brown as she finishes her breakfast. (Kirsten Dize)
Jayla Watson-Brown, age 10, smiles as she doubles up on sunglasses after enjoying her breakfast at a sumer meals program site. (Kirsten Dize)
Molly McCloskey, director of the No Kid Hungry campaign in Maryland, chats with children as they wait in line for breakfast at a summer meals site. (Kirsten Dize)