How Community-Based Organizations Are Expanding Access to Summer Meals through Non-Congregate Feeding

A new summer meals provision allows summer meal sponsors to offer non-congregate meals in rural communities. These flexibilities allow community-based organizations to design programs that best meet the needs of their communities. No matter the size of your summer operations, there are non-congregate models that could help your rural community – whether you're transporting meals, offering grab n’ go options, bulk distributions, or adding take-home meals to existing summer programming.

Learn how three organizations approached non-congregate meals last summer, working with different community partners to reach more kids. We hope their insights can help your summer planning this year.