On June 30th, Charlie Batch joined anti-hunger advocates to kick off this year’s free summer meals program. At the kickoff event held in the gym of Pittsburgh Faison K-5 School in Homewood, Charlie spoke to more than 100 kids and their parents about the importance of healthy eating and maintaining a balanced diet, even during the summer months.

The purpose of the summer meals program, created by the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture in 1968, is to make free meals available for kids and teens while school is out of session.

The article quotes Charlie saying, “I’d really encourage (other families) to come out here to see that there are things available to them. Once they realize that, hopefully more kids will be able to take advantage of it.”

Read the full Trib Live article here.