DETROIT (WWJ) – If you are a parent, you know how tough it is to keep kids fed during vacation time. Parents who often rely on school lunch programs find themselves struggling to put enough food on the table during the summer months.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne reports WWJ, along with the Lighthouse Of Oakland County, and Hillers markets are holding a special food drive this coming Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. at participating Hillers markets to help feed kids this summer.

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Lighthouse CEO John Ziraldo says that during the summer months the it’s a bigger challenge to keep the pantry stocked.

“Many schools do food drives for us, so when kids aren’t in school the supply of food coming into the pantry declines. Churches that are maybe very active in collecting food over the summer, people go on vacation,” said Ziraldo.

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“A favorite is peanut butter and jelly … it’s highly nutritious, tasty and it’s easy to prepare,” said Ziraldo.

Tuna, pasta, cereals are also in need for these families that may be missing the school breakfast and lunch programs.

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