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 Meals Webinars for 2015

USDA's 2015 Summer Meals Webinar Series offers important information for contracting entities providing access to much-needed nutrition for children during the summer vacation. The webinars are scheduled periodically through August 2015.In the webinars, USDA Food and Nutrition's Summer Meals Program experts, partners, and special speakers provide resources, technical guidance examples, and best practices to help contracting entities offer an outstanding summer meals program. Click here to see information about upcoming Summer Meals webinars or view past webinars. Click here to register for a webinar. USDA's 2015 Summer Meals Webinar Series is presented in partnership with No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength.

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