Our Summer Meals Program experts, partners, and special speakers will provide you with great resources, technical guidance examples, and best practices that can make your Summer Meals Program a total success!
You can participate in more than one session! Just click here to register for the session(s) that works best for you.
- Summer Meals: Offer Versus Serve in the Summer Food Service Program
Description: Learn about the Offer Versus Serve (OVS) option in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and see examples of OVS menus and reimbursable meals.
Description: Learn the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) basics, frequent asked questions, and the steps to make your program a success!
Thursday, OCT 23rd 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Wednesday, DEC 3rd 2014 – 3:00pm 4:00pm EST
Tuesday, FEB 24th 2015 – 1:30pm – 2:30pm EST
Description: Have access to the great alternatives available to fund your Summer Meals Program, application process, and important deadlines.
Wednesday, OCT 29th 2014 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Thursday, NOV 13th – 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
Wednesday, JAN 14th 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Description: Learn about the many solutions that can help you solve transportation challenges so you can feed and reach even more children!
Tuesday, NOV 4th 2014 – 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, FEB 10th 2015 – 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Description: Learn how your rural and housing organizations and communities can be involved in the Summer Meals Program.
Tuesday, NOV 18th – 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Description: Navigate with us the updated Summer Meals Toolkit! We will help you identify policy, memos, and resources that will complement your Summer Meals efforts.
Wednesday, FEB 4th 2015 – 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Description: Learn how your Faith Based Organizations can be involved in the Summer Meals Program.
Thursday, January 29th 2015 – 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Wednesday, February 25th 2015 – 4:00PM to 5:00pm EST
Description: Learn how your Tribal Organizations and communities can be involved in the Summer Meals Program.
Wednesday, JAN 21st 2015 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST
Description: Get the scoop on how to engage local producers and incorporate local food into your Summer Meals menu.
Thursday, FEB 12th 2015 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Description: Explore how organization serving older adults can use Summer Meals to tackle hunger cross generations
Thursday, March 5th 2015 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Description: Explore how you can establish and leverage partnerships with local businesses and organizations to support your Summer Meals Program.
Tuesday, MAR 10th 2015 – 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Description: Access best practices and policy guidance to better transition from CACFP into the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
Wednesday, MAR 25th 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Description: Explore great examples and strategies to promote your Summer Meals program by using resources such as your local newspaper and radio or creating a Facebook page, and using Twitter!
Wednesday, APR 8th 2015 – 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
Thursday, MAY 21st 2015 – 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Description: Kick off your Summer Meals Program like a superstar! We will provide you with alternatives to get the community involved, increase participation, tap into local businesses, and promote your program!
Wednesday, APR 15th – 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
Description: Summer meal sites at Farmers Markets can help increase foot traffic to the market and offer farmers another way to see or donate their products. This webinar will inform Farmers Market managers, sponsors, and the public about how to start and maintain Summer meal sites at Farmers Markets.
Tuesday, April 28 12:30-1:30PM EST
Description: Check out success stories and best practices on how to recruit and retain volunteers so your Summer Meals program runs seamlessly!
Wednesday, APR 29th – 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Description: Check out strategies on how to promote your Summer Meals Program, and how to increase and retain participation by implementing engaging Site activities.
Wednesday, MAY 6th 2015 – 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Thursday, JUN 25th 2015 – 2:30 – 3:30pm EST
Description: Are you a new or a returning Site or Sponsor? Take advantage of this opportunity where USDA SFSP experts will be available to answer your questions and hear your concerns. Share with them your suggestions, thoughts, or ideas!
The first half (45 min) – 3:00pm to 3:45pm EST will be dedicated to NEW Site & Sponsors
The second half (45 min) – 3:45pm to 4:30pm EST will be dedicated to RETURNING Site & Sponsors
Wednesday, June 17 2015 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST
Description: Access best practices and policy guidance to better transition from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to the After School Meals Program.
Wednesday, AUG 5th 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Last year’s webinars can be viewed here.