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The CDC Foundation

University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute

Action for Healthy Kids

Alliance for a Healthier Generation & National Drinking Water Alliance

  • Increasing Drinking Water Availability in Schools
    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools to make potable water available at no charge to students, wherever lunch is served, and when breakfast is served in the cafeteria. Use this guide to learn strategies and tips for success for increasing drinking water availability during COVID-19 and beyond.

Food Research & Action Center


In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting impact on students and families, GENYOUth and SAP created  SAP4Kids with the goal of streamlining information for families looking for food.  The tools include an Entry Assistance Form to easily provide your school meal site information and a Resource Locator Map for families to easily find school meal sites. 

Institute of Child Nutrition

  • ICN continues to provide information and services to meet the demands and safety precautions associated with delivering meals. They recently released a new PREVENT landing page that provides educational resources on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through good personal hygiene and sanitizing and disinfecting techniques.
  • The ICN eLearning Portal offers free online courses that can help earn CEUs in key areas and USDA required professional development. There is a NEW COURSE on Best Practices in Summer Food Service Program Mini-Series.  

Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry

Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Columbia University

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  • Education Week
    Map: Coronavirus and School Closures
    Updated twice a day.  
  • GENYOUth and SAP4Kids Map
    We encourage you to promote the map on your district/school website by adding the link which will help families find food resources in your community. If your site information is not listed, or needs to be updated, we kindly ask you to add or update your information to ensure continuity and timeliness of the data families are looking for. 

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Grants Available

GENYOUth Emergency Grants
GENYOUth is providing grants of up to $3,000 per school to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. 

Grant makers for Education
COVID-19 Education Philanthropy Resources 

No Kid Hungry Coronavirus Grant
No Kid Hungry is committing to provide emergency grant funding to schools and community groups feeding children during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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