Outreach Script for Principals

Principals: Help students find free summer meals!

Please consider sending the following message to your school’s families via email and/or automated phone notification.

EMAIL/PHONE SCRIPT (60 seconds long):

Summer should be a stress-free time full of friends, food and fun. Free summer meals can help! Any child or teenager 18 and under can get free healthy meals at safe locations around the state. Many meal sites also offer learning and recreational activities. Summer meals programs are funded by the USDA, require no ID or registration, and can help families save money.

There are 3 ways to find a nearby free summer meals site:

  1. Text FOODNC to 877-877
  2. Visit the USDA's Summer Meal Site Finder online at fns.usda.gov/SummerFoodRocks
  3. Call toll-free 1.866.3HUNGRY (1.866.348.6479)
    or 1.877.8HAMBRE (1.877.842.6273)

Meal sites are being added throughout the summer so families should check back often for a nearby location.


Find Free Summer Meals Near You

Available June through August

Find meals near you:

Don't forget:

  • Contact sites to verify information
  • Check school, district, or organization's website, social media, and other communications for the most up-to-date information

Summer Meals

Summer Home

SummerPalooza! Summits

Ray, NC Summer Meals Mascot

Ray Appearance Request

Fast Facts



Resources and Materials

NC Sponsor Pre-Screen

Capacity Builder Map (USDA)

Outreach Materials

Web Buttons

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and Materials