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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.

How can you help?

Contact Us

Phone: 1-800-331-0129
Fax: 717-783-6566

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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:, 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:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.​