SUMMER MEALS NEWSLETTER

Published: December 28th, 2017



What’s New: FNS’s Official Texting Number 97779
This upcoming summer, FNS is debuting a new text number. Folks can text “Summer Meals” to 97779 to find 2018 Summer sites. This FNS text number is an additional tool that families can use to find Summer sites. Sponsors are welcome to promote which ever number that is most convenient for them. In addition to the texting number, FNS also has a Summer Meals Site Finder website that families can use to locate summer meals site throughout the county. Please note that site information for 2018 will start becoming available in early May.

Winter Checklist

  •  Sign up for and attend mandatory sponsor trainings
  •  Determine which sites are returning
  •  Explore new site options. Review USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Sponsor Outreach toolkit to get more ideas!
  •  Reevaluate your site recruitment strategy or develop a new one! Here is a tool to help you maximize your success.
  •  Meet with community partners
  •  Plan site staff training, meal production and delivery, and programs and activities
  •  Seek out additional funding