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Summer Meals Community Enrichment Challenge 2017

This Summer, the Nebraska Department of Education, Midwest Dairy Council, and Hunger Free Heartland challenge you to Fuel Up for Summer Fun by taking the Six Week Summer Fun Enrichment Challenge for a chance to win prizes and incentives for your summer site.

How to get enrolled?  Sign up here to get your site enrolled! Each site is encouraged to implement six weeks of enrichment activities to encourage participation and keep the excitement level high!  Submit a photo of your enrichment fun each week to Hunger Free Heartland.  Each photo you send will count as one entry into a weekly random drawing.  The more enrichment you offer, the greater your chance to win!  Each week a site will be drawn at random from those who participate for a $100 Prizepack compliments of Midwest Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60.  The contest will run from June 5th to July 14th with winners announced weekly.

In addition…Any site who engages in all 6 weeks of enrichment activities will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a red Fuel Up to Play 60 Transportable Cooler Bag with a cart plus a $100 Visa Gift Card!

Also, this year we will be seeking your nominations for the first annual Nebraska Summer Meals Volunteer Champion Award.  Make your nominations here!

Here are six free sample calendars filled with ideas for you to use throughout the Enrichment Challenge!

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Resources and Links for Enrichment Challenge:

Ideas for giveaways

Who can help in your community

Additional Resources for Weeks 2-6




Across Nebraska, there are more than 200 local sites that serve meals to children throughout the summer. These include schools, faith-based organizations and community centers. There is no registration or documentation required; children simply need to be present to have a nutritious meal with their peers. In addition to food, many sites provide educational enrichment and recreational activities that help children continue to learn and stay safe and active when school is not in session.

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