If you're looking for a way to help feed your kids and teens this summer, we can help! Just text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304 to find locations in your neighborhood that serve healthy meals to any child under the age of 18. bit.ly/3Kvsflf#ShareSummer#NoKidHungry
Thanks to your support, we were able to award 1,500+ grants to community programs/schools and provide resources to thousands of school nutrition staff & community nonprofits to adopt effective ways to feed youth. Visit our 2021 Annual Report to learn more: bit.ly/3mCRJmc
Thank you to our friend @bigfreedia for consistently showing us support and helping to spread awareness about how kids and teens can access free and healthy summer meals in their communities! 🧡#ShareSummerr#NoKidHungryyl
Families can text 'FOOD' to 304-304 to find free summer meals for their kids - or text 'COMIDA' to get results in Spanish!
Please share with a (retweet) 🔁 to spread the word!#ShareSummerr#NoKidHungryybit.ly/3Kvsflf9Z
#DYK free meals, including nutrient-rich milk, are available for Michigan children when school is out of session? 🥛➡️ Text 'FOOD' to 304-304 or visitbit.ly/3A5umr6P find a summer meals Meet Up and Eat Up site near you.
Surveys can be an effective & efficient way to gather feedback from your community and make informed decisions for your meals program! Use this #NoKidHungry guide to start learning how to create & administer a survey 📝
Find guide here:bit.ly/3iToNW72
We at #NoKidHungry are dedicated to helping kids and teens have access to the tools they need to build futures they can look forward to. This is why we support the LGBTQIA+ community... read more about our work with @CovenantHouseGA on our latest blog. bit.ly/3A8GCcK
.@lorenagarcia teams up with #NoKidHungry to host two bilingual Fireside chats with real life hunger heroes! Watch the first conversation between
Chef Lorena and Fausat Rahman-Davies, Lead Child Nutrition Agent at the Rialto Unified School District in California. #ShareSummer
A great thread outlining what the #KeepKidsFed Act accomplishes and what still needs to be done. We won’t stop working with our community partners, like @nokidhungry, until every child has access to the food they need to thrive. twitter.com/nokidhungry/st…
Los niños y adolescentes de nuestra comunidad pueden recibir comidas gratuitas durante todo el verano. Textea FOOD o COMIDA al 304-304 para encontrar un sitio cerca de ti o para más información, visita @nokidhungry: bit.ly/3E77uKg#ShareSummer
.@nokidhungry runs a free texting service that helps families find meals in their neighborhoods. Text 'FOOD' to 304-304 to see all the nearby options.
Español: Textee 'COMIDA' al 304-304 para encontrar comidas gratis para todos los niños y adolescentes. nokidhungry.org
Hanover school cafeteria manager Renee Jewel is getting some major recognition from No Kid Hungry Virginia and the county. Jewel, was recently inducted into Virginia’s School Lunch Hall of Fame, an honor she never expected.
For more >> bit.ly/3ni944k?utm_so…
NPS is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.
FREE Meals will be provided to all children, 18 & under.
Text FOOD to 304-304 to find a summer meal site closest to you.
Program details: npsk12.com/nutrition.
Have a great summer!
We had a visit Friday from Marissa Spady @NoKidHungryTN to check in with our NKH Ambassador Alexis Ketterman. Thank you @nokidhungry for the grant allowing us to host Alexis this summer. All children received a flyer Friday along with their meals. #summermeals
Text 'FOOD' to 304-304 for FREE meal sites in your area!
Textea FOOD o COMIDA al 304-304 para encontrar un sitio de comidas de verano gratuitas cerca de ti.
Learn more: bit.ly/3Kvsflf
And, ultimately, this legislation will keep more kids fed and nourished.
Every kid deserves three meals a day, and everyone working to feed kids should be supported, especially in this challenging environment. #KeepKidsFed#ShareSummer
It won’t solve supply chain issues, lower the rising cost of food or solve our nation’s inflation problem. And it won’t help families whose incomes are too high to qualify for free meals but too low to cover basic necessities.
You joined us in writing letters, signing petitions, making calls and educating others about the issue on social media.
At the same time, school and community partners shared their stories, putting real faces and figures behind this issue.
Things were looking rather catastrophic.
But thanks to an amazing community of hunger fighters, partners, and across the country, we made a difference, urging Congress and the White House to work together on a solution to keep kids fed.
They provide additional financial resources to meet higher prices for food, staff, and gas tanks.
And they make sure schools and community organizations can adapt their meal programs to fit the needs of local families.
Let's take a step back and review some key background context before #KeepKidsFed passed:
Important child nutrition waivers were set to expire on June 30, but the problems they were intended to address continue and, in many cases, have gotten worse.
However, this Fall, schools will return to providing free meals to children from low-income households while charging other students a full or reduced-price for meals. This ends the practice started early in the pandemic of serving free meals to all.
Among other things, this act increases the federal reimbursement rate to schools for each meal served and allows schools the flexibility to meet nutritional standards for meals while they cope with supply shortages in the coming school year.
Last week, Congress passed the #KeepKidsFed Act, legislation that will equip schools and community orgs with more of the tools and financial resources they need to feed children through the 2022-2023 school year.
Let's a take a dive into the details and how this all happened:
Kids and teens can eat right this summer! Free meals that follow USDA nutrition guidelines are served at summer meal sites across the community. Text 'FOOD' or 'COMIDA' to 304-304 to find a site near you! bit.ly/3Kvsflf
Join Pete Alonso and @nokidhungry chef Hillary Sterling for a conversation with @Citi and journalist @michelleyutv as they discuss Pete giving back to the community, CCHR and Dine + Do Good programs, baseball and more! Tune in June 27 at 12pm EDT here: on.citi/3MgIFhv
The #keepkidsfed Act passed the senate by unanimous consent, sending it back to the house for approval. With COVID-era waivers set to expire next week, this legislation comes just in time to ensure kids continue to have access to nutritious meals this summer @nokidhungry
Our very own Lisa Davis discusses the impact of the #KeepKidsFed Act, changes in the bill, and the importance for families to reapply for meals programs.
Read more in this great piece from @CNN’s @Luhby: cnn.it/3bsFSF1
Today is met with mixed emotions—Congress has passed the #KeepKidsFed Act so that kids can continue to have access to healthy meals this summer and beyond. It now goes off for final signing.
Thanks to all who tweeted, shared and called their lawmakers. bit.ly/3u0vTNM
🚨🚨FWIW: House passed by voice vote the bill to extend all meal waivers through the summer and supply chain/reimbursement flexibilities through the 2023 school year.
Next: Biden’s desk!!twitter.com/housedailypres…Sq