Summer Meals in Libraries

It is almost summertime! This can be an exciting time for many, filled with summer camps, outdoor activities, and exploring new places. However, for many individuals and families within the communities we serve, summertime can also be a stressful time for many reasons. One of these reasons often results from households with children facing food insecurities.

No Kid Hungry: Center for Best Practices

Upcoming Webinar: Afterschool Meals in Libraries – Offering Year-Round Nutrition. Wednesday, May 18 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (central).

Libraries provide a unique opportunity to combat food insecurity and improve the health and well-being of children in their communities. Interested in learning how? Join the No Kid Hungry: Center for Best Practices for a webinar to learn how the Afterschool Meals Program can provide nutritious meals and snacks in libraries. In this session, you will hear from two libraries and a program sponsor – Jasmin LoBosso from the Kern County Library in California, Sarah Wright from the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio, and Shannon Amos from the Children’s Hunger Alliance – about their experience starting Afterschool Meals Programs in libraries. The webinar will be recorded and archived on the No Kid Hungry website.

Want to learn more? Here is a direct link to register for the webinar: http://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/afterschool-meals-libraries-offering-year-round-nutrition

Also, check out no Kid Hungry’s resource about summer and afterschool meals and libraries: https://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/programs/summer-and-afterschool-meals-libraries

Texas Resources

Here are a few websites that share food and nutrition resources that can support out Texas communities: 

If your library plans to be a summer meal site this summer, let us know! You can email Laura Tadena, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, at ltadena@tsl.texas.gov

As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to set up a time to chat. Wishing you a great summer!

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