Archive — Month: May 2020


Published: May 22nd, 2020

HNS 27-2020: SFSP/ SSO Waivers during Unanticipated School Closure and Waiver Expiration Dates

HNS 27-2020: SFSP/ SSO Waivers during Unanticipated School Closure and Waiver Expiration Dates This memo provides a summary of waivers made available to SFAs and COs who are operating the SFSP and SSO during unanticipated school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers have been provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), [Read more…]

Published: May 13th, 2020

Free Meals for Kids with the 2020 Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free and healthy breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to youth in Arizona all summer long. Anyone 18 years of age and younger is welcome to receive a meal from a participating summer feeding site. Find summer feeding sites near you by visiting the AZ Health Zone Site Finder [Read more…]

Published: May 7th, 2020

HNS 26-2020: Administrative Reviews for the Summer Food Service Program in Arizona During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

HNS 26-2020: Administrative Reviews for the Summer Food Service Program in Arizona During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency The purpose of this memorandum is to notify all School Food Authorities (SFAs) and Community Organizations (COs) operating the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) in Arizona of the Arizona Department [Read more…]

Published: May 6th, 2020

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Administered in Arizona

HNS 24-2020: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Administered in Arizona The purpose of this memorandum is to inform all School Food Authorities (SFAs) that the state of Arizona has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) administered through the Department of Economic Security (DES) and to inform SFAs of the datasets provided to [Read more…]

Published: May 1st, 2020

Celebrating Our School Lunch Heroes!

Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman are honoring school nutrition specialists and school lunch workers across the state for their hard work to keep Arizona’s children fed all year-round, especially during school closures. To honor the important work of these frontline employees, Governor Ducey proclaimed today “School Lunch Hero Day” across [Read more…]