In 2013, United Way of the Greater Capital Region and partners launched the Summer Meals Collaborative to address childhood hunger during the summer months. Working together with organizations across the region better enables us to share our knowledge, networks, and resources to build a more food-secure landscape for individuals and families in each of the communities we serve. As the Collaborative enters its eleventh summer, we now have 17 organizations working together to end childhood hunger in the Capital Region.

Our shared vision is that every child has access to nutritious, culturally-appealing, and delicious food when school remains closed throughout the summer. The Summer Meals Collaborative has served 1,976,054 meals since 2013! Over the next few months, we’ll continue to tell you more about the Summer Meals Collaborative and highlight the amazing work being done by our partners. With your help, we’ll ensure no child goes hungry over the summer break!

𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙈𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨!
We need your help! Click below to help us raise $50,000 for our Summer Meals Collaborative. Donations to the Summer Meals Collaborative directly support our goal to provide healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods; and provide fun programming at meal sites to nourish the mind.


𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙈𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨
Last July, former Spectrum News reporter Melissa Steininger visited SiCM’s Vale Urban Farm to put together the following feature on the Summer Meals Collaborative’s impact in Schenectady. Watch the full story below.