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Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

This tool kit provides the following contenct and can be accessed by clicking on the corresponding links below. 

Eligibility Guidlines 2014-2015

Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community

Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located.

Summer Meals Toolkit

The toolkit is web-based, and includes seven ‘mini-toolkits’ targeting specific audiences and topics. For example, the State toolkit is focused on State agencies administering USDA summer meal programs. The Reaching Families contains information to help organizations increase awareness about the availability of summer meals in their community.

Become A Sponsor

Information about how the program works and the role of sponsors and feeding sites—as well as the steps to apply to become a sponsor.

Innovative Strategies

Promoting summer feeding sites in your community is one of the most important things you can do to ensure no child goes hungry this summer.

Apply to be a Sponsor

Contact your state department to become a SFSP sponsor.

Training Videos

Webinars of volunteers, SFSP Sponsors, and state agencies on how they got their programs started in their community


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