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Celebrate and Take Action for Healthy School Meals for All this National School Lunch Week

By October 4, 2023May 9th, 2024No Comments

Join us during National School Lunch Week (October 10 – 13) by posting on social media to call for fully funding free school meals for all NY kids in the upcoming state budget. So far this year, over 550 more schools in New York are offering free school meals to all students. Even more NY schools will become eligible to start offering free school meals this school year, but an estimated 1,000 schools are still left behind.

This NSLW, let’s amplify the need for free school meals for all. Use the ready-to-go sample posts and graphics available in our social media toolkit!

Upcoming School Meals Events and Webinars

Continue to show your support for Healthy School Meals for All in New York by attending one of the upcoming events and webinars.

Customer Service & Marketing School Meal Programs
with the NYS Education Department Child Nutrition Program Administration
Thursday, October 19, 1-2 pm

Save the Date: Lights on Afterschool
Stay tuned for sample social media posts and other ways to show your support for #LightsOnAfterschool. Learn more about Lights On Afterschool and other ways to get involved. Visit to learn how CACFP’s reimbursable meals & snacks add value to enrichment programming.
Thursday, October 26

Healthy School Meals for All NY Kids Coalition Meeting
Please join the Healthy School Meals for All NY Kids to receive the latest updates as we prepare for advocacy efforts in the upcoming legislative session.
Thursday, November 16, 10-11 am

Join the HSMFA Coalition

Join us! Together we can work to ensure that every student across New York — regardless of where they live — has consistent access to healthy school meals. Click on the button below to sign up for the coalition and view other action items.