COVID-19 Resource Library

During the summer, kids cannot access the free and reduced-price meals they normally get from school, but many sites across the state and country offer free meals over the summer to replace these meals. To find the nearest free food distribution site, text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877, call (800) 359-2163, or visit SummerMealsIllinois.org.

For promotional assets to share this information on social media, visit the No Kid Hungry Resources Page.

 

General

No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

LunchAssist Free COVID-19 Resources

 

Marketing

The Importance of School Meals (One pager by No Kid Hungry)

Writing Menu Copy that Sells (Video by Dalia Kinsey)

How to Develop a Marketing Plan in 5 steps (Video by Dalia Kinsey)

Free and Reduced Price Meals Media Toolkit (Media Toolkit by No Kid Hungry)

 

Reopening Plans

COVID-19 Thought Starters on Reopening Schools for SY2020-2021 (Report by SNA)

Back-to-School Meal Service Toolkit (Guide by No Kid Hungry)

Meal Service Options for School Year 20-21 (Guide by No Kid Hungry)

Blueprint for Successful Afterschool and In-School Partnerships in Reopening (Recorded Webinar by Afterschool Alliance)

 

Meals in the Classroom

Dining Guide for Meals in the Classroom (Webpage by SNA)

Dining Guide for Meals in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar by SNA)

 

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Overview of the CEP Evaluation and Application Module (Recorded Webinar by ISBE)

Making Community Eligibility Work with ISPs Between 40-60 Percent (Recorded Webinar by FRAC)

Community Eligibility (Webpage by FRAC)

Grouping and Financial Calculators (Tool by FRAC)

CEP Evaluation & Application Module (Fact Sheet by ISBE)

MealsCount USDA CEP Grouping Tool (Tool by MealsCount)

 

Menu Planning

Transition Menu Planning Tool: Fall 2020 (Planning Tool by Square Meals)

 

Racial Equity

Applying a Racial Equity Lens to End Hunger (Report by Bread for the World)

Race, COVID-19, and Hunger (Podcast by Racial Equity and Hunger National Learning Network)

 

Equipment

PBIC Operations and Equipment Guide (Webpage by SNF)

Equipment Tips for Serving Meals in the Classroom (Guide by No Kid Hungry)

Equipment List for Meal Service SY20-21 (Guide by No Kid Hungry)

 

Managing Personnel

Managing Personnel During COVID-19 (Recorded Webinar by ICN)

Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol (Sample Form by County of San Diego)