What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months.
The SFSP provides reimbursement to agencies for meals and snacks served to children in areas where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program, or when 50 percent of children enrolled in a program qualify. Most agencies may be reimbursed for up to two meals or snacks a day per child. Some, including migrant programs and camps, may be reimbursed for up to three meals daily per child. SFSP agencies include private nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public or nonprofit school systems, and summer camps.
The SFSP is open to children age 18 and under and individuals 19 years and over who have mental or physical disabilities. It is an equal opportunity program. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability is prohibited.
Check out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program site
If you operate a program that kids attend during the summer, you should consider becoming part of the Summer Food Service Program.