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About Summer Meal Coalition

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About

The California Summer Meal Coalition is a statewide network united to combat hunger and obesity by helping California’s children in need access free, healthy meals through the USDA’s summer nutrition programs.

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Why Summer Meals?

Summer is like no other season in that the memories it creates last a lifetime. But for many of California’s low-income children, summer vacation presents a reality that is far from idyllic. It presents a break in the continuity, structure, and safety of the school year. It often means limited opportunities to participate in learning and enrichment programs. But more important, summer may bring with it a struggle to have basic needs met by limiting access to at least one daily, healthy meal and safe places to be active.

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Our Mission

The California Summer Meal Coalition is a statewide network united to combat hunger and obesity by helping California’s children in need access free, healthy meals through the USDA’s summer nutrition programs. Learn more about the need for summer meals here.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with summer meal programs. It is an “all hands on deck” effort to ensure that kids in need have a summer safety net that boosts their development, health, and academic readiness so that they are ready to go when school starts in the fall.

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