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. And that’s especially important this summer with so many families struggling to make ends meet. Hunger Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign have created a host of resources to help communities spread the word. A toolkit, flyers, social media messages, downloadable images. It’s all here!!

The latest NJ summer meals report.

Pandemic amplifies need for summer meals for kids.

Success with Summer Meal Programs

Here’s a look at a handful of the many New Jersey communities tapping into federal dollars to feed kids summer meals.

East Orange

When school lets out, the City of East Orange kicks into high gear to feed kids all summer long.

Compass Academy

Connecting with the community helps Compass Academy Charter School serve up summer meals.


At the Lakewood School District, feeding kids is a year-round business.


Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly turned a $10,000 grant into a bright, inviting mobile meals bus.


Jamesburg jumps on board with summer meals.

Advocate child nutrition program expansion

Help feed Kids in Your Own Backyard.

Learn how to convince school and local officials to create communities that nourish children.

We have all the tools you need to make the case that implementing and expanding child nutrition programs makes good sense for children, parents and the entire community.