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Summer Meals Short: Cops N Kids and Summer Meals

When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. USDA's summer meals help ensure that these students have access to free summer meals so that they can continue to learn and grow outside of school.  
 

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Healing Waters Family Center Success Story with Summer Food Service Program

Pastor Joseito Velasquez from the Healing Waters Family Center shares their successes in being part of the Summer Food Service Program.  

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Food for People in Eureka, California Team Up with UPS to deliver Summer Meals

Niki Gribi from Food for People, an organization in Eureka, California, talks about how they formed an innovative partnership with the United Parcel Service and their local transit authority to deliver summer meals from a central kitchen to their remote summer feeding sites. 

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Summer Meals Short: Why We Serve Summer Meals

USDA's summer meal programs work to make sure that doesn't happen. USDA has enlisted the help of community-based organizations to serve summer meals so that children can get the nourishing food they need to learn, play, and grow year round.  

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Summer Meals Short: How To Do Mobile Meals

USDA's summer meal programs work to make sure that doesn't happen. However, getting the meals to the kids and teens during summer can be difficult. During the summer, transportation may not be available to bring kids to the meals. So why not bring the meals to where the students live and play? 

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Using USDA DoD Fresh in the Summer Foodservice Program

This webinar is for states who are currently using, or are interested in applying for, the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). We share tools and best practices to assist state agencies, SFSP sponsors, and SFSP sites in using their resources to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to SFSP participants during the summer months.  

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Summer Food Service Program Management Evaluation Tool

FNS held a webinar for state agencies on how to use the Summer Food Service Program Management Evaluation Tool to prepare for upcoming MEs. The webinar covers important terminology, instructions on gaining access, and the step-by step process of the ME within the Tool from Notification to Closure.  

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Best Practices for the Use of the USDA DoD Fresh Program in the Summer Food Service Program

This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.

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Etileno

Ethylene Gas - Part of a five-video series,  available in English and Spanish, offers “tricks of the trade” to help food service operators keep produce safe and at a high quality. 

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Leveraging FNS Programs in a Lead Exposure Crisis

This webinar provides information necessary to leverage FNS programs in response to a lead exposure crisis and to provide best practices and lessons learned from those who dealt with the on-the-ground response in Flint, Michigan.