Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The United States Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children so they may receive the same high-quality nutrition during the school vacations that they get in school during the school year. Continued nutrition helps children return to school after summer ready to learn.
Children 18 years and under may receive meals through the SFSP. A person 19 years and over who has a mental and physical disability and participates during the school year in a public or private school program is also eligible to receiver meals.
Meals are served at sites located in areas with significant concentrations of children from low-income families.
All meals and snacks served through the SFSP must meet federal nutrition standards, and require servings of grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables, and milk.
Who administers this program?
The SFSP is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Pennsylvania by the Department of Education. Non-profit organizations sponsor the Program and receive reimbursement for meal sites who serve the required reimbursable nutritious meals to eligible children.
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