The Arby’s Foundation ‘Hungry for Happiness’ Mobile Tour Stops in Dallas to Help Fight Child Hunger
On Monday, May 12, the Hungry for Happiness mobile tour will visit Dallas to help raise awareness about the issue of childhood hunger and increase participation in free summer meals sites for kids located in the area. Summer continues to be a vulnerable time for those who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year. The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, is committed to helping kids get the food they need.
In Dallas, many school children who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches during the school year currently participate in summer meal programs. These free programs are available to kids and teens age 18 and under at thousands of summer meals sites across the country. Sites are registered with USDA and are held at safe local places such as schools, churches and community centers.
The Hungry for Happiness mobile tour has partnered with the Irving Family YMCA to provide more area children access to healthy food during the summer months. In Dallas, the mobile will stop on Monday, May 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Irving Family YMCA (2200 W Irving Blvd, Irving TX 75061).
The tour will provide Arby’s® Kids Meals (which are endorsed by Kids LiveWell and include a Jr. turkey and cheese sandwich, apple slices and Shamrock Farms low-fat milk) to children participating in the summer meals program, distribute information on local resources to the public, and provide fun summer activities such as hula-hoop contests, tug of war, bean bag toss, basketball and other family-friendly games to get kids moving.
Families in Dallas can find a free summer meals site near them by visiting www.NoKidHungry.org/summer, calling 1-866-3HUNGRY, or texting FOOD to 877-877.