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3. Expand the reach of the Summer Food Service Program
Increase the number of Summer Food Service Sites

2010 Baseline

 167 Summer Food Service Sites were operating 

 Progress Made

 192 Summer Food Service Sites operating (Summer 2014) 

 2017 Benchmark 

 210 Summer Food Service Sites operating 

 

Action Steps:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Work to recruit new sponsors in unserved or underserved areas - engage schools,

              non-profits, faith community and others.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Relay importance of Summer Food Service Sites and where gaps exist to Montana congressional

             members.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Advocate policy and support two marker bills:

                  1.  Summer Meals Act

                  2.  Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act

 

Best Practices:

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Utilize data to identify and taget high need summer gaps.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Award grants to programs with a well laid out plan and a sustainable model.

    Very-Basic-Checkmark-icon     Distribute materials including:

                  1.  Peer-to-Peer Best Practice Guide

                  2.  Guide to Starting a Summer Food Service Program

 

Contact: 

     arrow-right-c  Christine Emerson - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, School Nutrition Programs, Office of Public Instruction (OPI)

     arrow-right-c  Lisa Lee - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Director, Montana No Kid Hungry

     arrow-right-c  Lorianne Burhop - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

           Chief Policy Officer, Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN)

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