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Media Tactics

Getting a newspaper or television station to promote free summer meals is one of the most effective ways to bring attention to the program.  This section has tips and tools for working with the media and planning a media event to raise awareness about summer meals programs. Writing an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor can also be useful tools and working to get PSAs placed can helps raise awareness about summer meals.  Check out the sections below for ideas and customizable templates to help your work with media.

Community newspapers are a great way to spread the word about summer meals. Learn tips on working with the media and utilize templates to get you started in this section.

A media event to kick-off summer meals is a great way to engage stakeholders, media and the community. These tips and tools can get you started.

The Opinion page of your newspapers is actually one of the most popular sections. Use these templates and tips to get free summer meals highlighted in your local paper’s Opinion page.

Radio, TV and print PSAs help spread the word about free summer meals. These customizable templates can get you started on your own PSAs and these suggestions will help you get them placed.