USDA’s summer meal programs, including the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option, rely on innovative and collaborative efforts to reach children in need. USDA encourages collaborations with valued partners at National, State, and local levels to raise awareness about the nutrition gap low-income children face when schools close for the summer and the availability of summer meals.
The Summer Meals Toolkit is designed for individuals and organizations interested in serving as Summer Meal champions in their communities at any level of program administration. This toolkit includes tips for getting the word out through community-based outreach, information on Program policy and administration, ideas for planning and collaborating with stakeholders, and shares Program resources and best practices.
While you are here, be sure to check out this month’s Summer Meals Newsletter!