Refuel Topeka - Increasing participation in summer and after-school meal programs

by The City of Topeka, KS for the TLG 2018 Case Study program

Dec 5, 2017

The City of Topeka received a grant from the National League of Cities to increase participation in summer and after-school meal programs. The grant funding was to encourage cities and elected officials, specifically, to get involved, as it is not typical for cities to do so. Staff worked with a marketing start up to create Refuel Topeka, a fun and accessible campaign that encouraged youth 18 and under to eat at meal sites free of charge. The City energized a coalition to address barriers to participation and the Mayor championed the effort. Topeka has been recognized for Refuel Topeka in its work to increase participation in these programs.

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