Healthy Meals Program

Overview

United Way’s Healthy Meals is working to dramatically increase the number of well-balanced nutritious (and FREE) meals that local children eat to give them the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow. 

In the capital region, one in five children does not have enough food. Federal programs exist to help kids, but many nonprofits and schools lack staff or technical support to make these programs happen in their communities. We’re filling those gaps to ensure every child has access to nutritious meals, even during the summer months when they are out of school. In fact, only 19% of youth in our area who participated in the school lunch program received a meal during the summer months. We’re working to increase that number in the Sacramento region. 

Since Healthy Meals launched in 2014, we have served more than 435,194 healthy meals in after-school programs and during the summer months. We currently serve more than 1,200 healthy meals per day in after-school programs in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

Your financial support ensures that programs like Healthy Meals continue to grow and help more kids and families in our region. Give today.