Summer Meals Resources

Tools and resources to feed kids all summer long.


Spreading the word about summer meals

To feed children in the summer, parents and other caregivers need to know where to find meal sites. The New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign has created a host of resources to help communities spread the word. Our toolkit outlines key strategies for schools and community organizations, provides sample messages and more. 

The NJ latest summer meals report.

Summer meals are on the rise, but many kids still missing out.

Help feed kids in your own backyard.

Learn how to convince your school and local leaders to create a community that nourishes children.

Need More Help?

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture administers child nutrition programs on the state level and can help with implementation of school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals.
The United States Department of Agriculture funds and sets rules for child nutrition programs. Find resources and information about all federal child nutrition programs here.
The American Dairy Association Northeast provides technical assistance and grants for school breakfast and summer meals. Contact Aisha King at
The Food Research & Action Center provides a host of resources for all child nutrition programs.
No Kid Hungry provides implementation and advocacy tools for all child nutrtion programs.
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey acts as a sponsor for summer and afterschool meals and seeks community partners to serve as sites.​.