Summer Food Facts

  • The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a summer meal reimbursement program for children ages 0-18.
  • The SFSP program provides children in low income areas the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal during the summer while school is not in session for the summer.
  • SFSP sponsors must provide year-round activities. Sponsors can be schools or non-profit organizations (churches, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, etc.)
  • All reimbursable meals must meet the meal requirements set by USDA.
  • SFSP sites must be in eligible areas where the percentage of children approved for Free/Reduced priced lunch is 50% or higher.
  • Sponsors are allowed to serve two meals or a meal and a snack per day. The only combination of meals that cannot be served in one day is lunch and supper.
  • Upon being trained, sponsors have up to June 15th to apply for the SFSP program.
  • SFSP sites can be added anytime throughout the summer.
  • To locate an SFSP site in your area, go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks and type in your address or zip code and all of the summer feeding sites and operating dates and times will show up.
  • Or text FOOD to 877-877 for summer feeding sites and meal times.