𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗸𝗶𝘁!
Hunger Solutions New York and No Kid Hungry New York have created a School Meal Application Toolkit (https://hungersolutionsny.org/federal-nutrition-programs/school-meals/school-meal-application-toolkit/) to help school districts communicate with families about the importance of completing free and reduced-price (F/RP) applications.
In New York State, all schools are required to collect household income information either through a F/RP application or an alternative household income form—even if the school offers free meals to all students—to establish economic need for state and local funding.
The strategies and resources included in this toolkit can be used to:
• Encourage families to submit a F/RP school meal application.
• Communicate clearly the benefits of submitting household income information through a F/RP school meal application.
• Improve the return rate of F/RP school meal applications.
Explore our new toolkit to find an array of resources specially designed to bolster your efforts to collect meal applications, including flyers, sample outreach language, and social media posts and graphics.
𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶-𝘄𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝗼𝗹𝗸𝗶𝘁!
Hunger Solutions New York and No Kid Hungry New York will be hosting a mini-webinar to give a live tour of our new School Meal Application Toolkit on 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟳, 𝟮-𝟮:𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺.
Please register (https://bit.ly/3uKLkZU) in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting. This will also put you on a list to receive a recording if you are unable to attend in-person.