The California Summer Meal Coalition (CSMC) is an ILG initiative
to combat food insecurity and childhood obesity by ensuring
low-income children and youth have access to healthy food when
school is out by increasing access to USDA summer meal programs.
CSMC brings together local and state leaders in child nutrition
and physical activity, summer learning, food policy, anti-hunger,
youth development, school district leadership, city and county
leadership, along with the California Department of Education and
the California Department of Public Health. These groups share
their expertise to develop and promote strategies that strengthen
our communities when school is out.
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.
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.
Not interested in re-creating the wheel? Neither are we.
Information sharing is one way summer meal providers can help one
another build and grow successful summer meal programs. The
California Summer Meal Coalition collects resources developed by
successful summer meal leaders in an effort to support others
with examples and tools that can be tailored to fit the needs of