Combat childhood hunger!

by Advocates for Children of New Jersey category: Cause

“Don’t let summer be the hungriest time of the year. Spread the word on summer meals for NJ kids. #njsummermeals http://thndr.me/TVhF8Z

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This campaign ended on June 12 at 12PM

Combat childhood hunger!

Healthy Food. Strong Kids.

In 2015, just 19 percent of low-income New Jersey children received meals during the summer. Despite growing need, many parents simply do not know these programs exist in their communities.

The NJ Food for Thought Campaign, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, has launched a summer meals awareness campaign.

After signing up for our Thunderclap, here are three easy things you can do to help ensure more NJ children receive the summertime nutrition they need to return to school in September, healthy and ready to learn.

  • Send an e-blast to your networks, asking them to spread the word and linking them to njsummermeals.org where they’ll find flyers and other outreach resources.
  • Keep spreading the word via social media. Use hashtag: #njsummermeals.
  • Download flyers and distribute in your community through libraries, supermarkets, food pantries, child care centers, schools and other places where children congregate.
Flyer, templates, social media and e-mail messages and more all available at: njsummermeals.org.

  • Summer meals Thunderclap a big success for kids!

    June 13, 2016
    Thanks to all who supported our summer meals Thunderclap! We nearly doubled out initial goal of 100 supporters, with 173 folks sending messages that had a social media reach of almost 140,000, Nearly 1,000 people clicked through to access outreach tools to promote summer meals in their community.

    Great job! We will be reaching out with more opportunities to help spread the word about summer meals as our campaign continues over the next few weeks.

    Thanks again for ensuring that more hungry students get the nutrition they need this summer!
  • We've exceeded our goal! Let's keep going.

    June 8, 2016
    Great news! We've exceeded our goal! 106 supporters with a combined social media reach of nearly 110,000. Let's up our bar to 125! We still have a few days left. Encourage your friends to sign on.

    Not only with this Thunderclap kick off our summer meals campaign with a bang, it will engage others who may not have been aware of this program and help parents feed their children this summer.

    So please continue to share!

  • Halfway to our goal! Please share!

    June 6, 2016
    Thank you for signing on to our Thunderclap to launch our statewide summer meals awareness campaign. We're nearly halfway to our goal!

    You can help us get there. Please send an email to three friends or colleagues, asking them to sign on today! http://thndr.me/ZkqhIH  

    Thanks for helping to be sure all kids get the nutrition they need this summer to be healthy and ready to learn when they return to school in September. Learn more at njsummermeals.org.


Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Giving every child a chance to grow up safe, healthy and educated. Co-leader of NJ Food for Thought Campaign, njschoolbreakfast.org

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