New summer meal guide

Hunger Free New Jersey’s new guide is designed to help school districts and community organizations serve meals to more students in the summer. Find strategies, tips from school officials and tons of resources.

A new state law requires all schools where at least half of students are low-income to participate in the federal Summer Food Service Program by 2020.

Despite strong progress on the summer meals front, just 26 percent of children who can benefit received summertime nutrition in 2018.

We encourage school districts and other organizations to use this guide to help them implement effective summer meal programs.

The guide includes 10 key strategies, answers to frequently asked questions, links to a ton of resources and answers to other questions about program participation.

View the guide.

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