Feeding the Gulf Coast Mississippi Summer Meals Celebration
School is out and the Feeding the Gulf Coast Mississippi Summer Meals Celebration kicked off today at the Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids were able to enjoy free activities, interactive inflatables, and free lunches.
Feeding the Gulf Coast is partnering with local community organizations to offer free meals to children 18 and younger through the summer meals program.
President and CEO of Feeding the Gulf Coast Michael Ledger explains what he feels this means to the kids. “What we’re really trying to accomplish here, which is to make sure that the one and six children in our community that are facing hunger, don’t face hunger. For them we hope it’s really a passive environment to make sure they’re just here to have fun, not burdened with that worry. Because when they don’t have nutrition, they can’t learn well. They don’t have activity levels that they would otherwise and cognition is just impaired by it. So, we want to make sure at these critical ages they have the nutrition. Right now, they’re just here having fun, splashing with water, and playing with a lot of great toys.”
Ledger says he wants to thank the City of Biloxi for helping set up the celebration as well as making this happen and supporting the children.