Each winter, Lyle’s Lunchbox provides Winter Break Bags for 150-300 hungry students. These students depend on their schools’ free or reduced breakfast and lunch programs for the majority of their daily meals, and often go hungry when school is on break. To prevent these students from going hungry, Lyle’s Lunchbox provides breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and drinks for each of the missed school days with the exception of Christmas Day. Local churches provide large Christmas meal baskets to the families on Christmas Day.
Many of the students we serve rely on us each year to help them have enough to eat. Other students come from families who have suffered an unexpected job or other trauma loss just before Christmas, and suddenly find themselves struggling to know what they will eat for their next meal, or how they will get it. Either way, Lyle’s Lunchbox makes sure any student in need has food to eat during their winter break.