Every community faces unique challenges when trying to connect eligible kids with the summer meals program. Across the country, these challenges are being overcome through exciting innovations and partnerships. View the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices webinar recording and resources to hear how sponsors are reaching more kids by partnering with unique stakeholders like Meals on Wheels, Housing Authorities, and state Departments of Transportation.



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• Connecting Senior Nutrition and Summer Meals

Contact: Erika Kelly, Chief Advocacy Officer, Meals on Wheels America: erika@mealsonwheelsamerica.org 

Dianna Young, Meals On Wheels Director Horizons, A Family Service Alliance dyoung@horizonsfamily.org

Connecting Child and Senior Hunger one pager 

Meals On Wheels Case Study


• Tapping into Transportation Infrastructure

Contact: Donald R. Koski, Director of Planning and Program Development Federal Transit Administration: donald.koski@dot.gov

Kris Dudley, Texas Department of Transportation Program Manager Specialized Transportation Programs: kris.dudley@txdot.gov

Across the country, leaders in urban and rural areas are developing and executing plans to make transportation more effective for citizens, particularly those who are elderly, disabled or disadvantaged. There is an opportunity to connect to this system and align planning for summer meals and transportation to affect resources available in the summer. Learn more about Transportation Planning Organizations, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTOs) for rural planning. Also, connect to the Regional Office of the Federal Transit Administration to learn more what is happening in your state. 

THI Regional Map December 2014

Summer Baseline Spreadsheet 


• Recruiting and Supporting Housing Sites

Contact: SiKia Brown, Out-Of-School Programs Director, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance: sbrown@arhungeralliance.org 

Rural Development State Contacts

Making It Work At Every Level



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