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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. #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:
No family should go hungry. In partnership with @nokidhungry, we are committed to ensuring kids and teens everywhere can get free meals all summer long. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find a site near you. #ShareSummer #TurnUpFightHunger Learn more:
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Kids and teens across our community can receive free meals all summer long. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find meals near you or to learn more visit #SummerMeals #NoKidHungry #SFSP @BreakForAPlate #SupportAlabamaFoodBanks #FeedingAlabama
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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
Some terrific work being done to keep kids fed this summer with our partners: @MECSDSpartans @WhitneyPointCSD @Windsor_CSD. Don't forget you can text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find the #SummerMeals closest to you. via @stargazette
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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!
#DYK free meals, including nutrient-rich milk, are available for Michigan children when school is out of session? 🥛➡️ Text 'FOOD' to 304-304 or find a summer meals Meet Up and Eat Up site near you. @nokidhungryy@mieducationnD
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😎 Get ready for summer! Any US resident who registers to host one of our Share Summer streams will get a FREE pair of sunglasses. Join #streamNKHH#sharesummerrU
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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 #EndChildHungerrI
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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.
De Texas a California, @lorenagarcia se une al equipo de #NoKidHungry para compartir testimonios de héroes contra el hambre. .@lorenagarcia y Robert Cuellar desde Laredo, hablan sobre las comidas de verano gratuitas y nutritivas. #ShareSummer
.@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.…
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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: #ShareSummer
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For schools & districts, maximize your federal universal meal provision! Check our @nokidhungry #CEP Assessment & Data Analysis Tools by visiting our website: #SchoolMeals4All #SchoolMeals #CommunityEligibilityProvision
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.@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.
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Need a healthy meal for your kids and teens this summer? Text 'FOOD' to 304-304 to find free meals sites right in your community or visit #NoKidHungry
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 >>…
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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: Have a great summer! @SchoolMeals_NPS #NoKidHungry
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“When you address the food, it increases cognitive bandwidth and it increases [a family’s] ability to focus on other things.” @ChildrensNatl’s @DrKofiEssel discusses “culinary medicine” on a NEW #AddPassionAndStir #podcast with @nokidhungry’s @billshore.
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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
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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. #NoKidHungry @nokidhungry Learn more:
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Don’t forget to join @nymets “Polar Bear” #PeteAlonso, @nokidhungry chef #HillarySterling & I for a great @Citi Inspires leaders event at 12pm on @LinkedIn. #mets #citi Click on link here:
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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
But it will save us from an unprecedented school meals crisis, and it will equip schools and community organizations with more of the tools they need to better navigate these issues
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.
The Keep Kids Fed Act is a compromise and does not include everything that we wanted.
The #KeepKidsFed Act provides meaningful progress, but it is a first step, not a final one. This relief for schools, families and students is real, but it is temporary.
All of these action were important. They made sure that, before Congress entered recess and before child nutrition waivers expired, the Keep Kids Fed Act passed.
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.
Without these child nutrition waivers, 1 in 5 summer meal sites would have to close and many schools would be faced with cutting funding for teachers in order to provide kids with lunch.
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.
For example, they make sure that schools aren’t penalized if they have to make substitutions between green and orange vegetables when the delivery truck shows up empty.
The flexibilities afforded by the child nutrition waivers have been essential for them to run their meal programs in these challenging times.
Schools and community meal providers continue to face extreme challenges in feeding kids right now, including staff shortages, rapidly rising food costs and severe supply chain disruptions.
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!
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:
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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
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“Food insecurity typically doesn't travel by itself, it typically travels with other financial hardships and stressors.” @ChildrensNatl’s @DrKofiEssel discusses “culinary medicine” on a NEW #AddPassionAndStir #podcast with @nokidhungry’s @billshore.
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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:
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.
🚨🚨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!!…Sq
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