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Learn about summer meals programs


We created this video to show Food Bank of Alaska's work in communities across the state through efforts like the summer meals program. Videographer Brant Olson traveled to Golovin, a village of almost 200 people about 60 miles east of Nome, to hear what elders, teachers, and kids had to say abut its impact. In communities that are supported by in-school breakfast and lunch during the academic year, summers can leave a gap. Programs such as the Summer Meals Program not only serve to nourish kids during the school break, but often serve as a foundation for summer learning programs.

 "This work is important to me because it makes the children's bellies happy and puts a smile on everybody's face. At the end of the day, they're always thankful for the food."

-Kirstie Ione, Kawerak Family Services and Golovin resident.