Seaford School District: Leapfrogging to Summer Meals Success
Seaford School District’s summer meals program found success through innovation by starting small, planning with the community, and leveraging surplus funds from CEP to purchase high quality equipment and vehicles to run the program. Bill Mengel, Seaford School District’s Supervisor of Nutrition Services, recommends that any organization starting a mobile meals program start small, with three or four “can’t miss” locations, and really do a great job at serving those sites before expanding. This lays a solid foundation for the program. Additionally, strong community partnerships can help accelerate program expansion.