North Texas Summer & Supper Council

The North Texas Summer & Supper Council ensures that every child has access to healthy meals in summer, addressing a vital need for hard-working families that rely on the federal nutrition programs during the school year. This program helps local meal providers raise awareness, increase meal sites and more effectively address child hunger in our community.

The Need


14%

Only 14% of the nearly 3 million Texas children who receive free and reduced school meals access the Summer Meals program


48th

Texas has one of the lowest summer meals participation rates in the US, ranking 48th in reaching children in need


89%

89% of Dallas ISD students qualify for free or reduced-price meals during school months. In summer, this leaves nearly 9 out of 10 Dallas students without access to a regular, nutritious meal each day

Results & Impact

2,635,276

total meals served throughout North Texas

In summer of 2018, the Council aided in supporting the following work:


49,000+

Served free meals to over 49,000 area children at over 660 locations


$20,000

Invested to inform the public about the program through traditional media, bus ads and social media


$14,000

Granted to summer meal service providers towards program enrichment and quality enhancements

The North Texas Summer & Supper Council was created by:
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the North Texas Hunger Initiative

And enjoys the support of these generous sponsors:
Bank of America • Mr. Cooper • TXU Energy • Kellogg’s