WEBINAR: To Be Well Read, You Must Be Well Fed: Bringing Summer Nutrition to Kids Where they Learn and Play
Wednesday February 28th 2-3pm EST

Making sure all children have access to food in the summer is important to their health, well being and academic success. On an average school day, more than one million low-income students eat healthy school lunches; however, only 30% had access to the USDA’s summer nutrition programs. In most upstate communities, these meals reach even less youth in eligible areas.

Community groups are participating with local anti-hunger organizations and school districts to raise awareness of summer meals. Many even provide summer meals alongside enrichment programming.

In this webinar, you will hear tips for success from a sponsoring school district, a community based non-profit, a library that serves meals, and state agency representatives. Join us and learn more ways to engage your community in promoting and serving summer meals at new locations in underserved areas this summer.

After registering, you will receive a conformation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Panelists 

  • Debbi Beauvais, School Nutrition Director, Gates Chili, East Rochester & East Irondequoit Schools – Monroe County
  • Michelle Crawford, Food Program Evaluation Specialist 1, SFSP, Child Nutrition, NYSED
  • Andy Gilpin, Associate Executive Director, CAPTAIN Community Human Services – Saratoga County
  • Misha Marvel, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York
  • Christian Zabriskie, Branch Administrator, Yonkers Public Library – Westchester County

Our dedicated Summer Meals page  contains information for parents and community groups, flyers, summer feeding sites, webinars and much more. Follow Hunger Solutions New York on Facebook and Twitter, and also visit our website to get more information on SNAP.

Register here for the webinar