NJ Summer Meals Program
Federal summer meals programs provide a solution to summertime hunger for kids. Communities across New Jersey are increasingly offering free meals to children in the summer at schools, parks, libraries and other places where children congregate. Not only can kids get healthy meals, they also can connect with friends, engage in fun, healthy activities and get some exercise. Many students rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to grow, be healthy and succeed in school. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table.
The federal summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids. But last year, just 21 percent of eligible NJ kids received these meals.
The NJ Food for Thought Campaign and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture
are working together to launch a summer meals social media blitz starting Monday, June 12.
All are encouraged to participate . The campaign will be using the hashtag #njsummermeals. You can visit ACNJ, the NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition or the NJ Dept. of Agriculture social media feeds (all linked on respective websites) to simply share messages or you can post your own.
The message is primarily to help spread the word about summer meals and link to njsummermeals.org For sample social media messages click here
Don’t forget to include the NJSummerMeal badge.