City of Rochester Summer Meals Needs Assessment: Informing a Community-Wide Strategy to Close the Summer Meals Gap

CGR was engaged by the Rochester Area Community Foundation to assess the Summer Meals program providing free meals to eligible Rochester youth at sites throughout the city. Our analysis found that less than a quarter of children who would benefit from the program are currently being served, leaving a gap of nearly 16,000 youth. CGR recommended next steps, including expanding the number of children served by 20% a year, formalizing a community coalition to increase access to Summer Meals, and developing outreach materials and strategies from the parent’s perspective.

Report Date: Jan 2013
Author(s): Erika Rosenberg , Katherine Bell , Jaime Saunders
Subject(s): Evaluation , Human Services , Children & Youth Services
Location: Monroe, New York

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