For five years (2013-2017), No Kid Hungry hosted the National Summer Meals Summit in Washington, DC. This summit brought together national, state, and local experts from around the country to discuss effective practices and lessons learned in operating successful summer meals programs.

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2017 National Summer Meals Summit
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No Kid Hungry hosted its fifth National Summer Meals Summit on December 4th & 5th, 2017 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA just outside of Washington, DC. The summit brought together 300 anti-hunger leaders, including representatives from USDA, state agencies, national partners, No Kid Hungry campaigns and sponsoring organizations.

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2016 National Summer Meals Summit
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On December 5th & 6th, 2016, more than 250 attendees gathered in Arlington, Virginia for the 2016 National Summer Meals Summit. The Summit brought together representatives from the USDA, state agencies, national partners, No Kid Hungry campaigns, and sponsoring organizations to learn about successful strategies for expanding access to summer meals programs.

The 2016 summit agenda is filled with information regarding all sessions that were held, all speakers that were featured and a special note from Bill Shore and Chris Fuller. Additionally, all accompanying PowerPoint presentations for each session can be accessed by clicking on the title of the session within the agenda.

Summit-related resources are also listed below and correspond to individual breakout or plenary sessions that took place during the 2016 National Summer Meals Summit.


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Archived National Summer Meals Summit Agendas
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Review program agendas from previous summits. These documents provide a review of key themes around summer meals from 2013 to 2015, and highlight thought leaders and program providers who are active in this space.

  • 2015 Agenda:The 2015 summit explored the past, present, and future of the Summer Food Service Program.
  • 2014 Agenda: The 2014 summit focused on overcoming barriers to summer meals program growth. 
  • 2013 Agenda: The inaugural National Summer Meals Summit highlighted the key role of partnerships to expanded program participation.