Our Food Specialists
Diane Kuehn Carol Winter Nancy Babcock Glenda Schmitt
HOW DO I BECOME A SITE OR SPONSOR?
Contact your State Agency that operates the program for your state.
They will provide information about the eligibility of your area and local sponsors that serve meals to sites.
We encourage you to learn if sites are already nearby in your community before starting a new one. Through community outreach and promotion of the program, you can increase the number of children participating in sites that already exist.
Learn about sites that may have been in your community last summer, and nearby organizations that can work with sites through USDA's Summer Meals Capacity Builder. It will be updated with 2016 meal sites closer to summer time.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
Summer Meals Short Videos: Watch these inspiring YouTube videos about the program.
USDA Summer Meals Toolkit: Learn tips for getting the word out through community planning and outreach, success stories, and more.
Summer Food, Summer Moves Toolkit: Explore fun games that children can play at sites.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PROMOTION
Share the Summer Meal Site Finder with your community. It will be also be updated with 2016 sites closer to summer time.
Text FOOD (for English) or COMIDA (for Spanish) to 877-877 to find a meal site near you during the summer.
Promote the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE. The Hotline provides information about summer meal sites and other food assistance programs.