There are about a thousand federally funded summer meal programs for low-income children in Massachusetts, but some kids have trouble getting to them.
The summer meal programs try to fill a gap for children who eat one or two free or discounted meals every day in schools during the academic year.
Congressman Jim McGovern, who on Monday visited meal sites in Athol, Ware and Turners Falls, said some children can’t access the food.
“What we hear over and over again is that transportation is a challenge,” McGovern said. “So for some kids, they can’t get to these programs.”
McGovern is co-sponsoring a bill that would provide funding for a mobile program that would deliver meals to children who can’t get to the summer food sites.