Nonprofit Whole Again feeds hungry kids through summer program

Nonprofit feeds hungry kids through summer
Posted at 7:15 AM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 07:19:35-04

CINCINNATI -- The nonprofit "Whole Again" serves about 2,000 kids a day, and they'll see those numbers climb in the fast-approaching summer. 

With their help, kids can get free breakfast and lunch at People's Church at 220 William Howard Taft Road in Corryville.

However, People's Church wants to do more than just feed kids in the community. For the eighth year, they're offering a summer enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 to come to a day camp from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program is different from an ordinary summer camp because of its emphasis on learning and keeping math and reading skills on point.

Program coordinator Annette Dell says it's about preventing summer learning loss and keeping kids safe. 

"Studies have show that when children are not active in the summertime ... they actually end up losing over half of what they've learned," Dell said. "We’ve had parents who come back and let us know when their child went back to school in the fall, they actually exceeded when they took that fall test and that's what we want."

The program is about $100 per week per child, but discounts are available and vouchers are accepted. Call 513-981-0421 to register. They have room for 60 children and have plenty of spots available.