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Summer Food Service Program

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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.

Local SFSP Contacts:

Allegany Co.


Anne Arundel Co.


Baltimore City

410-396-0773: Baltimore Housing: http://www.baltimorehousing.org/food/

410-396-8755: Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore Co.

410-887-7886: Baltimore County Public Schools

410-737-8282: Maryland Food Bank

Cecil County


Charles Co.


City of Annapolis


City of Cumberland


Dorchester Co.

410-221-1111: Dorchester County Public Schools

410-737-8282: Maryland Food Bank

Frederick Co.


Harford Co.


Kent Co.


Montgomery Co.


Prince George’s Co.

301-909-6343: Prince George’s County Department of Social Services

301-952-6580: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Somerset Co.

410-621-6265: Somerset County  Public Schools

410-737-8282: Maryland Food Bank

Washington Co.


Wicomico Co.

410-677-4569: Wicomico County Public Schools

410-737-8282: Maryland Food Bank

Worcester Co.


Summer Food Service Program Fact Sheet

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.

Contact Information
Bruce Schenkel, Staff Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

(410) 767-0225


(410) 333-6442

Fax:  (410) 333-2635/(410) 333-2619
Email:  bschenkel@msde.state.md.us
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