Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church (MUUC) is sponsoring an effort to fill the void faced during school vacations by families whose children typically receive free breakfast and lunch in school. The recipients of the Vacation Food Box Project will be children from approximately 111 families served by Bread of Life who are living in temporary housing in Malden and Melrose. MUUC will collect funds, purchase food at volume discounts, compose the boxes, and distribute them in conjunction with Bread of Life staff prior to the April school vacation. Each box contains enough nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack items for 2 children for 5 days, at a cost of $30. We are reaching out to members of the community to ask them to sponsor a box for April vacation for a family in need. Donations can be made via GoFundMe or checks may also be sent to MUUC, 70 West Emerson St., Melrose (please write “Food Box” in the memo line).