The Summer Food for Children Toolkit

Today—at a time when children in the U.S. desperately need healthy and nourishing food—many no longer have access to federally subsidized school lunches, breakfasts, and after school snacks due to school closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools have become first responders overnight, working heroically in new and innovative ways to: provide meals from “grab and go” sites and on weekends; create delivery services; and set up plans for summer to keep their communities safe and healthy.

A series of USDA Child Nutrition waivers have made these innovations possible. Now, with summer around the corner, and hunger growing at a dramatic rate across the U.S., some of these critical school food and WIC waivers are set to expire on June 30.

Extending these USDA waivers as soon as possible is critical for schools to be able to plan for the summer and have the flexibility they need to continue to feed millions of children. Please join us in raising your voice to share the importance of the USDA extending these waivers through the summer by using the Summer Food for Children Toolkit.

 

This Toolkit contains:

  • Sample social media posts that you can post regularly between now and June 30
  • Sample email language and talking points for Governors, Mayors or Members of Congress
  • Sample email language for contacting Secretary Perdue at the USDA to encourage the extension
  • A sample phone script to use when calling policy makers to tell them about the importance of the extension

 

The Summer Food for Children Toolkit

Critical waivers that are providing access to food through school meal programs and WIC are set to expire on June 30. Please join us in raising your voice to share the importance of USDA extending these waivers by using the Summer Food for Children Toolkit below.

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