As more schools close as a result of COVID-19, a growing number of children are losing access to the school breakfasts and lunches that support their health and well-being. Advocates, school districts and out-of-school time program providers have an important role to play mitigating the impact on families who rely on free and reduced-price school meals to keep hunger at bay. School and community partners can leverage federal resources and work together to ensure access to nutritious meals during these school closures.

Here is a guide to ensuring access to the child nutrition programs in the event of school closures.