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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.

Success Story Fuel Your Summer with fun & food!

More Than Just Free Meals
Nurse Scholars teach kids about nutrition and wellness at free summer meal program sites.

United Way’s Summer Meals Program provides free and nutritious meals for children who may otherwise not have access during the summer months when they are out of school. This year, we have continued a partnership with Samuel Merritt University and their Nurse Scholars for a second summer. This partnership is also made possible with the support of UC Cooperative Extension and 2-1-1 Sacramento.

United Way Hero

A Retiree’s Guide to Giving Back

Bill Kessler is an AARP Experience Corp volunteer through United Way California Capital Region. After volunteering with the group for two years, he has been recognized as the first Volunteer of the Month.  He grins, eyes lighting up, excited to begin, and he warns me that once he starts, he just can’t stop.  While he had a full head of silver hair, something about him reminds me of a kid that was about to make a new friend on the playground.

Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program

Learn more about the AARP Experience Corps Program

Learn about becoming a volunteer literacy tutor and see how you can help kids succeed in school. We are looking for volunteers age 50+ to help local schools turn their struggling students into successful, confident readers. With approximately 2 days per week, 2-3 hours per day, you can make a lasting impact in a child’s life. 

To learn more about how you can get involved in the Experience Corps program, click here.