COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is threatening the health, well-being and food security of low-income people. Schools are working hard to support their communities by providing meals to children and partnering to provide emergency food distribution (like backpack programs and food bags) at meal sites. Despite these efforts, some families cannot afford enough food to adequately feed their families.
This outreach toolkit provides resources to help families apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Schools can encourage families to apply for SNAP benefits while informing them about the availability of school meals and providing updates on applying for free and reduced-price (F/RP) school meals.