Health, Living United

Story by Jessica Carreras

August 2, 2017

Warren Schools grow summer meal sites with support from United Way

Warren Consolidated Schools workers who receivied funding for summer meal sites pose for a picture.Hunger doesn’t take a summer break. That’s why Caroline Dylewski, Director of Nutrition Services for Warren Consolidated Schools, has been hard at work growing participation at Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal sites in Warren.

Using a grant from United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Caroline bought marketing materials to promote Meet Up and Eat Up. A new site at the Warren Civic Center served 41 meals on its first day.  That site has more than doubled since, serving more than 100 meals each week.

“There’s a need in Warren and I want to feed students,” Caroline said. “But without grant money from United Way, we wouldn’t be able to advertise.”

Warren Consolidated Schools is one of 15 Meet Up and Eat Up partners that received a grant from United Way in 2017 to help grow and promote their summer meal sites.

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