Summer Meals Messages

Spread the word about summer meals!

Use the resources on this page to help NJ parents find summer meals in their communities. This page includes social media & e-mail messages, a statewide flyer, downloadable graphics and more.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We know times are tough. We want to make things a little easier. So this summer, we are offering free, nutritious meals to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to an open summer meals site. Food served is tasty and healthy. No application or proof of income is needed. Just visit one of our open meal sites and pick up healthy food for your children this summer. Stay safe!

(If available, list sites or link to listing of sites. Otherwise, use text below to help parents find local sites).

To find meal sites near you, text “food” to 877-877 or visit summerfoodrocks.org.

Please pass the word along to other parents and guardians in your community.

Sincerely,

To help families this summer, our community is offering free, nutritious meals to children and teens ages 18 and younger. Healthy, tasty food will be provided at sites throughout our community. No application or proof of income is needed. Just visit one of our open meal sites and pick up healthy food for your children this summer. To find meal sites, please text the word “food” to 877-877 or visit summerfoodrocks.org. Stay safe!

Dear Editor,

During these tough times, when so many families are struggling due jobs lost during the pandemic, our community is serving up tasty, nutritious meals to children. Meals are free to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to an open summer meal site.

We encourage parents to visit one of the [# OF SUMMER MEALS SITES] in [TOWN NAME] and get free, healthy meals that follows federal nutrition guidelines. Summer meals help families stretch tight budgets, especially during these difficult times, while ensuring children receive the nutrition they need to be healthy and grow.

No application or proof of income is needed.

For information about meal sites in (Community Name), visit (web page) or contact

(Sponsor Name/phone/website).

Letter Writer’s Name/Phone Number

This toolkit provides marketing ideas, more sample messages and other resources to help you spread the word about summer meals in your community.

Download Toolkit.

Social media is a powerful way to spread the word about summer meals. Here are posts and downloadable images. Just copy, paste and post one a week all summer.

Summer meals rock for NJ kids! Children and teens can receive FREE meals all summer at sites across NJ. Most sites provide grab-n-go meals so parents can just pick up meals & stay safe! Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. #NJSummerMeals

To help families this summer, communities across the state are serving up free grab-n-go meals for kids and teens. Tasty & healthy! Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. #NJSummerMeals

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Kids and teens can get FREE meals all summer long at sites across the community. Please share and help spread the word. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. #NJSummerMeals

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Help spread the word about #NJSummerMeals so children and teens eat right this summer! FREE meals that follow USDA nutrition guidelines are available in your community. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. #NJSummerMeals

FREE #NJSummerMeals are no hassle! Parents don’t need to apply & many sites are serving grab-n-go meals to keep children and parents safe. Free summer meals help stretch tight family budgets. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877.

@USDA funds free #NJSummerMeals 4 kids & teens! Find meal sites in your community at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. Spread the word!

Free #NJSummerMeals help kids & teens get food they need 2 stay healthy in the summer. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. Spread the word!

Studies show kids at high risk for hunger and obesity during summer. Free #NJSummerMeals combat summertime hunger. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. Spread the word! Pls. share!

Healthy meals = healthy kids. Make sure kids in your community know where to find #NJSummerMeals. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. Spread the word!

Looking for free meals for kids in your area? Text FOOD to 877877 for a message telling you the closest location where food is available.

FREE summer meals are no hassle! Parents don’t need to apply & many sites are serving grab-n-go meals to keep everyone safe. Find meal sites at summerfoodrocks.org or text “food” to 877-877. Spread the word!

Downloadable Graphics

summer meals resources
afterschool meals resources
NJ Summer Meals Banner