The Michigan Department of Education is looking for community members, partner organizations, program sponsors and others to help support the health and wellness of Michigan children by spreading the word about the availability of nutritious meals for children all summer.
Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Service Program sponsors work hard to plan and prepare meals for children in their communities. Last summer, healthy meals were served daily at about 1,600 sites throughout the state. The Michigan Department of Education encourages all school sponsors with eligible sites to continue providing meals during the summer months. Children and families rely on programs like this year-round.
Program success is a team effort. One way people can assist is by highlighting the Meet Up and Eat Up program in their communities. Community partners can also help by identifying the best site locations, marketing and advertising the program, and contributing to program costs. If community partners use social media to publicize the program, more families can connect to summer programming and nutritious meals.
To find a site in your community, visit the Meet Up and Eat Up site locator map at www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup. All site information (mealtimes, days open and serving dates) is updated regularly throughout the summer months.
For more information about how you can help with the Meet Up and Eat Up SFSP this summer, contact Michigan Department of Education at (517) 241-5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the SFSP, visit www.michigan.gov/sfsp.