A local non-profit organization is preparing to feed the children during the summer months

“A lot of children in the summer are deprived of that meal they would have had while they were at school,” said Karl Boroski, executive director of Rope Youth.

MIDLAND, Texas— Rope Youth fed hundreds of kids last summer and this year they want to make it even bigger and better, they also include books for the kids to read a little on the side.

Making sure every child has a meal to eat is important to Rope Youth.

“A lot of children in the summer are deprived of that meal they would have had while they were at school,” said Karl Boroski, executive director of Rope Youth.

Last year the Food First program was successful, and this year they want to amplify it even more.

“It’s been very successful, but we’ve left a lot of things intact where there are a lot more kids we need to reach, so this summer we’ve added an extra food truck.” said Boroski.

They also add a mobile book for children.

“They can come and have a meal and they can also take a book that you know costs nothing and they can take it home and read it and it could be a game-changer for them to keep up with their reading level and just keep practicing reading for their return to school,” Boroski said.

The group wants children to have books in their hands to improve the literacy rate here in Texas.

“We’re behind, we’re behind,” Boroski said. “I think I heard the other day that we’re like 47 out of 50 states on literacy and I mean for a state like Texas that bad, we just want to give kids the chance, if they want it, to have books.”

The food or the books would not be possible without the help and donations from the West Texas community.

“We’re looking for other organizations, other churches, community groups just to help us out because we’re expanding our service, our area, we were going to go to a few more places,” Boroski said.

If you would like to help distribute food or donate to the cause, you can contact Karl Boroski at [email protected]

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