Fuel Your Summer

Overview

Fuel Your Summer
No Excuse to be Bored this Summer!

The Sacramento Summer Meals Collaborative and its partners are thrilled to present Fuel Your Summer,  a toolkit to help you promote your summer meals program.

We’re excited to combine all of these resources into one place to help maintain and increase participation in summer meal service programs throughout the region. Together, we can ensure that more youth have access to the nutrition they need to grow and thrive during the summer months.

Explore the Fuel Your Summer Program and all the resources it has to offer below or download the full toolkit.

We keep adding to the toolkit, so check back often.

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CA Meals for Kids
A brand new app to find summer meal locations!

  There is a new way to stay updated on Summer Meal sites! The Department of Education released a new, free app called CA Meals for Kids. This application makes it easy to find sites by physical location, custom map, county, city, zip code and partial site name. Users can filter searches by service status and meal types (e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.).

Any smart device using Apple, Google Play, or Microsoft stores are available to use.

For complete App details, visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp 

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Best Practices

Learning from other communities is a great way to enhance your Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site. The USDA has gathered best practices from communities across the nation and compiled resources to help increase the efficiency of your summer meal program.

USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Best Practices: Program Access and Expansion

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/best-practices-program-access-and-expansion

USDA Meal Service Best Practices

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/sfsp/SMT-MealServiceBestPractices.pdf

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How to Recruit, Train and Manage Volunteers to Support the Summer Food Service Program

This resource is intended to provide a basic overview of the volunteer management process to help you develop a plan to recruit, train, manage, and engage volunteers. While this list is a good overview and quick resource, we suggest you continue to research volunteer management as it relates to your program in order for your volunteer program to thrive.

Volunteers play a critical role for many Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites across the region. Engaging volunteers to help support your program can help enhance meal service and support enrichment activities to keep youth engaged and coming back all summer long. The number of volunteers you need will depend on many factors, including the role the volunteer will play in the summer meal program, including serving meals, leading activities, how many meals you anticipate serving each day, and existing staff to support your summer efforts.

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Hosting a Summer Kick Off event

A summer kick-off event is a perfect opportunity to engage the community and promote your summer meal site while having a fun, family-friendly event. The scale of your summer kick-off event will vary depending on your organization’s capacity and resources available.

Kick-off events help to introduce summer meals to your community. The goal of the event is to get parents, children and the community excited about your summer meal program.

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Marketing and Promotion
General marketing tips, sample social media, PSAs, etc.

Marketing and promoting your summer meals program is important for getting the word out about your site and to get kids and teens to keep company. We’ve made it easy for you to choose the right message, the best tool, and customize the message to fit your needs – you’ll find sample text for public service announcements, newsletters, social media, letters to parents, calendar listings, and best practices to go along with them!

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Fuel Your Summer Locations

Below is a list of United Way sponsored sites in the greater Sacramento region.

Antelope

Sacramento Public Library, North Highlands Branch

4235 Antelope Rd • Antelope 95843

EVERY TUESDAY – FRIDAY
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. 

Auburn 

Boys & Girls Club of Placer County, Mullin and McAdams Clubhouse

679 Lincoln Way • Auburn 95603

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY
10 a.m snack, 12 p.m. lunch

Citrus Heights

Sacramento Public Library, Sylvan Oaks Branch

6700 Auburn Blvd • Citrus Heights 95621

EVERY TUESDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Fair Oaks 

Sacramento Public Library, Fair Oaks Branch

11601 Fair Oaks Blvd. • Fair Oaks 95628

EVERY TUESDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Sacramento

Boys & Girls Club, North Laguna Branch 

7400 Imagination Pkwy.• Sacramento 95823

EVERY TUESDAY – FRIDAY
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. and an afternoon snack will be served at 4:30 p.m.

Raley Teen Center

1117 G St.• Sacramento 95814

EVERY TUESDAY – FRIDAY
Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Breakthrough Sacramento

2636 Latham Dr.• Sacramento 95864

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Washington Square Apartments

410 10th St.• Sacramento 95814

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative

4625 44th St. • Sacramento 95820

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

LINC Housing, Mosaic Gardens

4058 Taylor Terrace • Sacramento 95838

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and an afternoon snack at 3:30 p.m.

Mutual Housing at Foothill Farms

5324 Hemlock St. • Sacramento 95841

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Glen Ellen Mutual Housing Community 

2394 Glen Elen Circle • Sacramento 95822

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Mutual Housing on the Greenway

6311 Sampson Blvd. • Sacramento 95824

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill

6000 Lemon Hill Ave. • Sacramento 95824

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Mutual Housing at Norwood I, II, III

3335 Norwood Ave. • Sacramento 95838

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

Mutual Housing at River Garden 

2201 Northview Dr. • Sacramento 95833

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Victory Townhomes Mutual Housing Community 

1075 Dixieanne Ave. • Sacramento 95815

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 p.m.

North Avenue Apartments

999 North Ave. • Sacramento 95838

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
An early morning snack will be served at 10 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m.

Roberts Community Center, Night Life Turned Right

3525 Norwood Ave. • Sacramento 95825

EVERY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Supper will be served at 6 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library, Arcade Branch

2443 Marconi Ave. • Sacramento 95821

EVERY TUESDAY- FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

Sacramento Public Library, Rancho Cordova Branch

9845 Folsom Blvd. • Sacramento 95827

EVERY TUESDAY- FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m.

West Sacramento 

Arthur F Turner Community Library

1212 Merkley Ave. • West Sacramento 95691

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. 

Camp Lakeside 

3650 Southport Parkway • West Sacramento 95691

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon snack at 3 p.m.

Bridgeway Island Kids Camp

3255 Half Moon Bay Circle • West Sacramento 95691

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m.

West Sacramento Recreation Center 

2801 Jefferson Blvd. • West Sacramento 95691

EVERY MONDAY – FRIDAY 
Lunch will be served at 12 a.m. followed by an afternoon snack at 3 p.m.

Yolo

Yolo Library  

37750 Sacramento St. • Yolo 95697

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS
Meal TIME