Summit to help school districts meet new state mandate to provide summer meals to kids.
Reinvestment Fund is hosting the summit, in partnership with Hunger Free New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Summer Meals Summit
Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
50 College Road E.
When school is out hunger sets in for far too many children.
The Summer Food Service Program provides federal dollars to feed children during the school is out and hunger sets in for many students who rely on school meals during the academic year.
A new state law requires all schools with at least 50 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch to serve meals through the Summer Food Service Program, starting in 2020.
This free sessions will highlight key strategies to implement successful summer meals programs, helping districts tap into federal funds to feed children during the summer.
We will bring together school officials, community partners and advocates to answer questions and explore successful strategies. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture will hold SFSP trainings in January for new sponsors. This session will help you decide whether to become a sponsor or site, among other important considerations.
The most effective programs are a community effort. Learn the ins and outs of SFSP and how to team up with others to deliver tasty, healthy meals to more students.
For more information, contact Lisa Pitz, outreach director, at email@example.com or (201) 569-1804, x21