No Kid Hungry is excited to announce a new opportunity for school districts in Indiana to promote school meal application submissions.

To encourage Indiana families to submit applications for their children, we will be providing eligible school districts $100 gas cards to raffle off to families who submit their school meal application by October 14

Why are Application Submissions Important?

Congress didn’t extend the federal waiver authority that allowed all kids to eat for free the last two school years. This fall, most schools are going back to pre-pandemic operations.

This means that many Indiana families must submit an application form to their school to determine if their kids are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. School meals are a healthy, convenient option for busy families and they can also go a long way in helping make ends meet. To learn more about what this means, read our blog here.

How Can Districts Participate?

Our contest is aimed at districts that would like to encourage families to submit their school meal applications. To do so, No Kid Hungry will give each participating school district a $100 gas card to raffle off to a family who submits their application by October 14.

No Kid Hungry will provide participating districts with promotional materials (flyers, social media graphics, etc.) to assist districts in promoting the contest to interested families.

Participating school districts are responsible for the following:

  • Promoting the contest
  • Tracking application submissions during the contest timeline
  • Selecting the raffle winner and distributing the $100 gas card
  • Letting us know how it went!

Important Info:

  • Each individual school district is responsible for using their discretion in rolling out the contest to best meet their needs and those of their families.
  • No confidential information will be shared with No Kid Hungry or any external parties as part of this contest.
  • Districts participating in the Community Eligibility Provision districtwide are not eligible to participate in this contest. Partial CEP districts may participate but should target outreach accordingly.

If you are interested in participating, simply fill out our interest form by September 23rd:

Check out our School Meals Application Outreach Toolkit for additional resources and ideas to promote school meal applications. This toolkit includes guidance on connecting with families about meal applications, outreach examples from other school districts, and ready-to-use resources in both English and Spanish