When you think back to childhood summers, you might picture floating in the pool, friends by your side and popsicle in hand. Yet for many hungry children, this stress-free vision strains far from the truth.

According to Feeding America, a nonprofit network of more than 200 food banks, one out of every six Missouri children struggles with hunger. The organization No Kid Hungry further explores this statistic, noting that five out of every six children who receive free or reduced lunch at school do not eat lunch during the summer.

The Fort Osage School District aims to serve this population within their district with free meals for kids and teenagers age 18 and younger at a variety of local sites listed below. Adults can also buy low-cost meals without application or proof of income.

• McCoy Park (U.S. 24 and North Delaware Street), June 4-Aug. 3 Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., lunch only.

• Hawthorne Place Gymnasium (16995 E. Dover Lane), June 18-Aug. 3 Monday through Friday, noon-1 p.m., lunch only.

• Susquehanna Baptist Church (17800 E. Susquehanna Ridge), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, lunch only.

• Blue Hills Elementary School (1911 N. Blue Mills Road), June 29-Aug. 3, Monday through Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch.

• Cler-Mont Elementary School (19009 E. Susquehanna Ridge), June 29-Aug. 3, Monday through Friday, 7:30-9: a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch.

• Elm Grove Elementary School (18000 E. Kentucky Road), June 29-Aug. 3, Monday through Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch.

• First Baptist Church of Buckner (131 S. Hudson St.), June 29-Aug. 3, Monday through Friday, 7:30-9 a.m. breakfast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lunch.