In this guest post, Nancy Parello, of Advocates for Children of New Jersey, talks about partnerships and other effective strategies that have increased participation in the state’s Summer Nutrition Programs.
The problem of food insecurity among households with people with disabilities would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In an average month in 2015 (pdf), SNAP served an estimated 4.5 million households that included a person with a disability — 1 in 5 of all SNAP households.
FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation report finds that 3 million children participated in the Summer Nutrition Programs on an average weekday in July 2016.
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What’s at a summer meals site?
Free nutritious meals and snacksDownload the infographic
Opportunities to play
Quote of the Day: Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Summer meals matter. – FRAC President Jim WeillDownload the infographic
3M children ate summer meals in July 2016.Download the infographic
A report on the reach of summer breakfast and a companion piece to FRAC’s Summer Nutrition Status Report: Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, released on June 13, which focuses on summer lunch participation.Read the report