Mobile Meals: Planning & Delivery Checklist

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For those who are considering starting a mobile program, this checklist provides a thoughtful set of questions to evaluate the level of need for mobile meals in a community and helps users develop a game plan for program planning and implementation.


Well-executed mobile meals programs fill a vital role in the community. Eighty percent of children are at home during the summer months, and parents are interested in the program. Additionally, one in three low-income parents is confident that a mobile meals truck would make their children more likely to participate in the summer meals program.

If mobile meals seem like a good fit, this checklist is a roadmap to successful implementation. While not every item may apply to your organization, the checklist below will help you think through all of the critical factors for success.