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. This section of the toolkit includes tips for getting the word out through community-based outreach, information on program policy and administration, ideas for planning and collaborating with State agencies and sponsors, and how to share resources and best practices.
- Proactive Planning
- Policy Resources
- Program Simplifications
- How to Recruit Sites
- Hosting Events
- Building a Summer Meals Coalition
- Rural Development
- Local Foods in Summer- Partners
- Tip Sheets:
- Twitter Townhalls
- Ways to Get Involved
- Share and Collect Best Practices
USDA and its recipient institutions share responsibility for compliance and oversight to ensure good stewardship of Federal Funds.