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Serve Reimbursable Meals and Provide Food

Last Modified: 12/15/2013

The USDA has many opportunities for your organization to serve reimbursable meals on site. USDA can also provide you with USDA Foods and administrative funds to provide food to those in need. Each program serves different ages of people. Click on the programs below to learn how to apply.

  • Summer Food Service Program
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

  • Food That's In When School Is Out! Your school, non-profit community organization, or faith-based organization may be able to receive cash reimbursement for serving meals to children during the summer.

  • At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program
  • At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program

  • Now schools and community organizations can receive reimbursement for serving snacks and suppers after school, on holidays, and on weekends to school-age children when school is out.

  • Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

  • Through CACFP, children and adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive. Whether you are a provider in your home, at a day care center, in an afterschool care program, or in an emergency shelter, you will find many useful resources and reimbursement for serving nutritious meals and snacks.

  • School Meals
  • School ​Meals

  • USDA provides reimbursements for meals as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Your school also may qualify for snack and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable programs.

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Commodity Supple​mental Food Program

  • CSFP works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program
  • The Emergency Foo​d Assistance Program

  • Through TEFAP, USDA helps supplement the diets of low-income and needy persons, including the elderly, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.