|DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE, WE UNDERSTAND CHILDREN NEED NUTRITIOUS MEALS MORE THAN EVER.|
You can help make sure kids enjoy a healthy summer.
Be an advocate for kids.
Connect them with healthy, no cost summer meals!
|The Summer Meal Programs serve healthy, no cost meals to children and teens 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. Organizations and schools around your community are serving meals in unique ways to help your children continue to thrive and grow. Meal sites include schools, parks, city recreational centers, and libraries in communities across the state. There are no registration or identification requirements for participants to enjoy meals. At some sites during COVID-19, children may need to be present in order to receive the meals. Contact the meal site for additional information and to ensure they are open and serving meals. The texting tool and the map provide contact information for each meal site. You can ensure more students get these healthy meals at no cost during the summer months by spreading the word about the Summer Meal Programs. The Texas Department of Agriculture administers these U.S. Department of Agriculture programs to connect Texas children in need with good nutrition during the summer.|
HERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP
| 1. Forward the general information email to your contacts who may want to help get the word out. Also send it to organizations you think may be interested in directly participating.|
2. Encourage influencers and organizations to promote the program on their websites and social media. Just forward this file with simple instructions on how to link to the Summer Meal Programs website.
Download Logo & Link Info
4. Include information about no cost summer meals for kids in texts, emails, automated calls and newsletters sent to parents. A message sample is provided below. Just copy and paste.
5. Another way to inform parents is by forwarding the Summer Meal Programs' parent information card. Remember, this program is open to all kids 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. No identification or preregistration required.
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Parents can find a meal site starting June 1, by visiting SummerFood.org or texting FOODTX daily to 877-877. Meal site information is also available by calling 211. For Spanish speakers, please text COMIDA daily to 877-877.
TEXT FOODTX Daily to 877-877