Summer Food Service Program
Even if you think your staff, time and resources are stretched too thin, your organization can still participate in the SFSP. Some organizations may not be able to sponsor the program, but they can supervise meals, recreation and enrichment activities for children at a site Signup up as a food service site means nutritious, prepared meals will be delivered to your location with less paperwork for you.
As a sponsored site, you will have an arrangement with another organization that is approved to administer the program. The sponsor will have staff and management experience to help you learn how to run your food service site successfully. Your sponsor will determine if your site is eligible, train your staff, arrange for meals to be prepared or delivered, monitor your site and prepare claims for reimbursement. If you operate a summer food service site, you will:
- attend your sponsor’s training
- supervise activities and meal services at your site
- distribute meals by following SFSP guidelines
- keep daily records of meals served
- store food appropriately
- keep the site clean and sanitary
- follow SFSP guidelines
The SFSP serves meals with milk, meat, fruits, vegetables and bread. Meals have all the good things that children need to grow up strong and healthy.
All meals and snacks meet USDA’s nutrition standards.
Sites can serve: breakfast and lunch; breakfast and snack; lunch and snack; dinner and snack; or just one meal or snack.
Find answers to more Frequently Asked Questions about SFSP on the USDA website.
For more information contact Nutrition Services at (800) 731-2233.
Additional SFSP information is available on the USDA website.
The NDE can help provide program information to potential participants in languages other than English and can accommodate disabilities by providing program information in a language or alternative format that they can understand. SFSP sponsors are responsible for providing the same accommodations to share SFSP information.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: