Summer Food Facts

June 7th, 2017

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.