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“The most successful summer meals sites offer educational and recreational activities that keep children engaged all summer long.”Download the infographic.
“Serve breakfast instead of morning snack. Serve breakfast later in morning. Provide breakfast on weekends. Promote breakfast participation among sites.”Download the infographic
Many low-income children experience the “summer slide” — the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer. Enriching summer sites can help close the gap.Download the infographic
This report measures the reach of the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, nationally and in each state. A companion piece, FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Breakfast Status Report, focuses on summer breakfast participation.Read the report
This report measures the reach of breakfast through the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, nationally and in each state. It is a companion piece to FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report, which focuses on summer lunch participation.Read the report
The Summer Nutrition Programs can fill the hunger gap that exists during summer break for millions of low-income children in rural communities. Pairing summer meals with summer programs addresses the loss in learning that too many low-income children experience over the summer months.Read more
Steps to increase participation by sponsors, sites, and children and a typical state/community timeline.Read more
Strategies for operating a cost-effective and sustainable summer food program, including information on: Program Planning and Logistics,
Daily Program Operations, Participation Rates.
Includes information on establishing sponsor retention plans that support the goals that follow: sponsors as customers, tracking sponsors, community partnerships, targeted technical assistance.Read more
The Education for Homeless Children and Youths (EHCY) program, authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), was created to ensure homeless students have educational rights and protections. State Education Agencies (SEA) and Local Education Agencies (LEA) must review and revise their current policies and procedures to safeguard homeless students’ access to high-quality education as part of drafting their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans.Read more
What’s at a summer meals site?
Free nutritious meals and snacks
Opportunities to play
Quote of the Day: Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Summer meals matter. – FRAC President Jim WeillDownload the infographic
3M children ate summer meals in July 2016.Download the infographic
A report on the reach of summer breakfast and a companion piece to FRAC’s Summer Nutrition Status Report: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, released on June 13, which focuses on summer lunch participation.Read the report