Food Access

Weekend Connectivity 

Food insecurity for school-aged children who depend on school-provided breakfast, lunch and/or snacks each day is amplified on weekends, holidays, and unscheduled school closures for weather emergencies when this food source is not available. Montgomery County estimates that 20-30% of FARMS eligible children have insufficient food on days when schools are closed and need weekend food assistance. Weekend bag programs provide nutritious food for chronically food insecure children to take home on Fridays.