Communications Toolkit: D.C. Free Summer Meals Program
Summer meals play a critical role in closing the summer hunger gap that exists for low-income families when the school year — and access to school breakfast and lunch — ends.
To make sure that advocates, sponsors, educators, and others have everything they need to get the word out to the many children and families in the District that are not currently benefiting from free summer meals, we’ve developed a communications toolkit that includes graphics, click-to-tweets, sample social media posts, and additional resources.
Graphics: Click on each graphic to download the full-size version. Download and share additional graphics.
Twitter: Click on the link at the end of each tweet to share it directly on Twitter. Download graphics to share with your tweets.
- IT’S HERE! The D.C. Free Summer Meals Program is on. Text “FOOD” to 877-877 to find your closest site. Spread the word! #SummerMeals Share
- All meals served through the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program are nutritious, well-balanced, and meet federal nutrition standards set by the @USDA. Find a #SummerMeals site near you by texting “FOOD” to 877-877. Share
- Want to help #EndHungerNow in the nation’s capital? Spread the word about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program! Kids and teens under 18 can eat for free all summer! Text “Food” to 877-877 to find the closest site. Share
- Limited access to nutritious food and lack of quality programs during the summer months can cause kids to fall behind their peers. Help children in the District avoid this #SummerSlide by spreading the word about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program! Kids and teens 18 and under can receive a free meal June-August. Text “FOOD” to 877-877 to find the meal sites closest to you.
Instagram: Download graphics with your Instagram posts.
- Want to help #EndHungerNow in the nation’s capital? Spread the word about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program! Kids and teens under 18 can eat for free all summer! Click the link in our bio for more information.
- Suggested Bio Links
- D.C. Hunger Solutions Overview: https://live-dchunger.pantheonsite.io/federal-nutrition-programs/summer-meals-sfsp/
- Site Finder: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
- OSSE Overview: https://osse.dc.gov/dcsummermeals
Blog, Fact Sheet, and FAQs
- With the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program, Children’s Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Take a Vacation
- 2018 Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions