As we enter the month of May, summer will be here before you know it. In order to bridge the nutritional gap summer brings, many Hoosier Hunger Heroes are working hard to create yummy summer meals for students. If you are a school nutrition professional or passionate community leader, summer is the time to make sure students have access to healthy meals. 

No Kid Hungry has created resources to help navigate and implement a summer meals program. 

Comparison Chart of Usual vs. COVID-19 Waiver Operations 

This chart briefly describes the program requirements for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO). It compares “usual” operational provisions to those allowed under the COVID-19 pandemic waivers. Waivers will not be available for summer 2022 operations. Use this chart as a quick guide, but please do contact your state agency for more information and details on what is allowable for summer 2022 operations. 

Summer Meals Outreach Toolkit  

No Kid Hungry has created a summer meals outreach toolkit to help you get the word out to families. A range of ready-made promotional materials are available to help publicize summer meals in your community. Use these resources to maximize the impact of outreach efforts in schools, faith communities, community organizations and online.

Communicating Summer Meals 2022 Operations Changes to Parents and Families 

This toolkit includes sample language for letters to families, on flyers, and over social media. The Toolkit includes drafted language for programs changing operations and ceasing operations (available in English and Spanish!).

Summer Meals in Your Community: Engagement Toolkit for Mayors 

Mayors are uniquely positioned to support the adoption, implementation, and expansion of summer meals in their communities. This toolkit explains three key ways that mayors can engage with the summer meals program.

Do you need help with implementing a summer meals program? No Kid Hungry Indiana is here to help. Fill out this short form to better understand your needs and we will be in touch!