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 community.
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 afterschool meals.
Sponsor an Afterschool or Summer Meal Program.
Host, or participate in, a community kick-off event to help raise awareness and increase participation.