Preparing for Winter Weather, Holidays and Breaks During School Year 2020-2021

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This one-pager walks through options and planning tips to help navigate school breaks and winter weather this school year.


Good food makes holidays and snow days brighter. Nutritious meals also help students to be ready to learn when school resumes. With staggering rates of food insecurity this year, it’s more important than ever to provide meals without gaps or breaks. While operating through school breaks and bad weather may take extra planning, serving meals during these times has the added benefit of bringing in more meal reimbursements to support your program. This resource details the program available to schools and non-profits that wish to serve meals during or in advance of snow days, weekends, holidays, and school breaks throughout this school year. It also offers tips and ideas to help plan in advance for winter weather, school breaks, and holidays so that families are engaged and staff stay safe while keeping kids well nourished.