Ahh, after a very long winter, summer is finally here! Children are excited to be on summer vacation and adults are ready to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Even with the summer excitement, parents and childcare providers may be nervous about how their food costs will increase when children are home over the summer months.
Families may see an increase in food expenses during the summer for several reasons:
1. Children are not in school so do not participate in school breakfast and lunch. This adds to the food cost for all families, but especially for families that receive free and reduced priced school meals.