To the Editor:

School's out. Hunger hurts. The summer is a difficult time for parents who are struggling to make ends meet. Many children in Lower Fairfield County get one to two free meals a day while at school, but during the summer months, parents are responsible for acquiring those meals for their children and many go hungry. That’s an extra 14 meals a week per child! For a family with two children, that equals an additional 280 meals every summer.

The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County works with over 80 agencies and programs, including Person-to-Person in Darien. It is their mission to keep kids safe and hunger-free during the summer months. Many children are left at home and need to prepare their own meals while their parents are working, so it’s important for them to have foods that are safe to make.

Please join Palmer’s in helping the Food Bank provide for these children by purchasing a $10 grocery bag filled with a fun selection of snacks and easy to prepare foods (picture included). The items inside will change weekly, depending on what is needed at the food bank, and they’ll be providing all of the items at their cost. Find the bags in the back of Palmer’s Market starting July 1st. Bring a bag to the register, pay and the Food Bank will pick up. If you can’t make it into Palmer’s, please feel free to call them and they’ll make the donation for you.

Thank you!

The Palmer Family