School’s Out & Free Summer Meals Are In!

June 9, 2022

Kids don't have to go without access to regular, healthy meals, thanks to federal summer meal programs. CKC Good Food works with many schools and nonprofit organizations, like Boys & Girls Clubs, in the Twin Cities to provide free summer meals to kids under 18 throughout the summer.

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Start here to plan summer meals

April 19, 2021

Here are tips, tools and resources to help you offer summer meals during this time of heightened hunger needs in your community.

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CKC Tackles Menu Fatigue

March 2, 2021

CKC fights menu fatigue among distance learners with multiple menus: student favorites, grocery menus with bulk foods and suggested recipes, and a menu of alternating weeks of student favorites and grocery menus.

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COVID will continue into summer. Meals should too.

April 30, 2020

State and federal officials have warned social distancing guidelines will remain for some time. Food insecurity will continue to grow as the economy and jobs slowly rebound. Kids will continue to need regular meals through the summer.

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Celebrating our #FrontLineHeroes on #SLHD

April 29, 2020

In honor of School Lunch Hero Day (#SLHD), we say THANK YOU to school nutrition heroes fighting food insecurity on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

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Meals Offered During Closures Bring Increased Revenues

March 25, 2020

During COVID-19-related closures, the USDA is reimbursing schools at a higher per-meal-rate than meals served when school is in session. Don’t refer your revenues away! CKC can help you meet your scholars’ needs.

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State seeks summer meal providers

February 28, 2019

Summer can increase kids' food insecurity. MDE seeks schools and nonprofits to fill kids' nutrition gap by participating in the Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program, respectively.

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“Menu planning, reporting, food safety issues, record keeping – it was really the equivalent of a full-time position. I’d say we save a minimum of 40 hours a week using CKC.”
Crystal Vang : Prairie Seeds Academy