Local officials can play an instrumental role in ensuring that
children in their communities have access to nutritious meals
during out of school hours. Learn more about how you can support
summer meals in your community.
What City Leaders Can Do Now
Assess the out-of-school time needs of families, along with
the need and availability of summer meals in your community.
Promote the availability of summer meal programs to the
Host a convening of city, school and community leaders to
identify strategies to address childhood hunger and establish a
workgroup to plan and help implement these strategies.
Partner with community organizations that serve summer and
Sponsor an Afterschool or Summer Meal Program.
Host, or participate in, a community kick-off event to help
raise awareness and increase participation.