Summer Feeding Programs
Providing nutritious meals to children in lower-income areas during summer when school is not in session.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. It provides nutritious and free meals to children 18 and younger during the summer months. School districts and other eligible sponsors may serve as summer feeding program sites.

The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) was created by the federal government as a summer feeding alternative for schools that already participate in school meal programs and wish to continue meal service into the summer.

Visit USDA’s Summer Food website at www.summerfood.usda.gov.

Summer Success Stories
Do you have a summer success story or best practice that you’ve found to be helpful to your organization’s success in ensuring access to food for children in need? Would you be thrilled to have it shared so that others may be inspired to do the same? Please fill out this short Summer Success Story Submission Form to share your success. Visit our Summer Success Stories page to read about best practices from around the state.

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