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COVID-19 Resources for Schools

We don’t need to tell you - COVID-19 has drastically changed the school food world. We’re here to help, whenever you’re ready.

We know school food teams have been working tirelessly to adapt to school closures and provide remote feeding solutions to their communities. To ensure our nation’s children are fed as schools begin to open in a variety of capacities, we continue to pull together resources from our partner organizations, federal entities, and school districts.

As an organization, we’re focused on providing school districts nationwide with the tools, resources, grants, and funding necessary to provide students with healthy meals. To stay true to our mission even during the coronavirus pandemic, these helpful resources and links offer support for districts as they operate alternative feeding programs amid this crisis.

Photo credit: Erin Schaff / The New York Times

COVID-19 Resources for Schools

We don’t need to tell you - COVID-19 has drastically changed the school food world. We’re here to help, whenever you’re ready.

We know school food teams have been working tirelessly to adapt to school closures and provide remote feeding solutions to their communities. To ensure our nation’s children are fed as schools begin to open in a variety of capacities, we continue to pull together resources from our partner organizations, federal entities, and school districts.

As an organization, we’re focused on providing school districts nationwide with the tools, resources, grants, and funding necessary to provide students with healthy meals. To stay true to our mission even during the coronavirus pandemic, these helpful resources and links offer support for districts as they operate alternative feeding programs amid this crisis.

Photo credit: Erin Schaff / The New York Times

Grants & Funding

Photo credit: Erin Schaff / The New York Times

Grants & Funding

Photo credit: Erin Schaff / The New York Times


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

As more and more individuals lose their jobs, families are becoming food insecure overnight. We encourage districts to spread the word to your community about free and reduced applications. If you have staff that are unable to participate in food distribution but need hours, consider directing them to call families to go over the process and answer questions. You could also include a flyer with more information in your meal bags.

We have linked resources from Hunger Free Colorado to help you craft some marketing materials in English and Spanish. Please note that the resources linked suggest in-person applications. During this health crisis, we do not advocate for any non-essential in-person congregation. For more ideas to help increase free and reduced-price lunch participation from Hunger Free Colorado, click here. Direct families to this USDA page that provides more information as to how to apply for free and reduced priced school meals.

Photo credit: Olivia Sullivan / Federal Way Mirror

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

As more and more individuals lose their jobs, families are becoming food insecure overnight. We encourage districts to spread the word to your community about free and reduced applications. If you have staff that are unable to participate in food distribution but need hours, consider directing them to call families to go over the process and answer questions. You could also include a flyer with more information in your meal bags.

We have linked resources from Hunger Free Colorado to help you craft some marketing materials in English and Spanish. Please note that the resources linked suggest in-person applications. During this health crisis, we do not advocate for any non-essential in-person congregation. For more ideas to help increase free and reduced-price lunch participation from Hunger Free Colorado, click here. Direct families to this USDA page that provides more information as to how to apply for free and reduced priced school meals.

Photo credit: Olivia Sullivan / Federal Way Mirror


Recommended Examples


Other Media & Communications

We’re committed to supporting school districts during this crisis. We’re building a new Emergency Feeding content section, and we’ll keep updating this page with links and resources.
We’re committed to supporting school districts during this crisis. We’re building a new Emergency Feeding content section, and we’ll keep updating this page with links and resources.

Our Gratitude

Lastly, thank you for all your hard work, perseverance, and energy. Since the beginning, school food service professionals have been on the front lines of this crisis. They’re working very long hours, creating makeshift cafeterias, and ensuring that our most vulnerable populations have food and nourishment. We are incredibly grateful for their service to our country.

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