On July 14, Carpinterians flocked to Canalino Elementary School for a free meal and concert, courtesy of No Kid Hungry, a nonprofit organization that provides all children under the age of 18 free meals throughout the summer. This year, No Kid Hungry served free lunch at dozens of locations across Santa Barbara County. 

Along with free meals, the organization also put on a free concert series which last week brought youth musicians and DJs to perform at Canalino. 

“Every child should have access to healthy, nutritious food so they can fulfill their potential. Programs like No Kid Hungry’s summer concert series ensure families can count on at least one healthy meal when school is out or when a parent is struggling to find work,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal “I am so thankful for the work No Kid Hungry and our local food banks do to address food insecurity among children in our community. We need strong partnerships, across governments and organizations, to eliminate child hunger. I am honored to serve as an ally in that fight.”

Community members can text SUMMERFOOD to 877-877 to locate a free meal location near them. 

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