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Faith-based and community-based organizations 
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Faith-based and community-based organizations (FBOs/CBOs) may apply to participate in Federal nutrition programs and provide benefits directly to individuals, or may serve as informational resources by referring these individuals to other organizations and agencies that participate in the programs. 

FBOs/CBOs that provide services to children may be eligible to participate in the following Federal nutrition programs:

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The SFSP ensures that children in low-income areas continue to have access to nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. A FBO/CBO that conducts a regularly scheduled program for children from areas in which poor economic conditions exist may be eligible to participate in the SFSP, if it is a nonprofit:
  • school food authority, 
  • residential summer camp, or 
  • college or university that participates in the National Youth Sports Program during the months of May to September. 
Other nonprofit FBOs/CBOs are eligible to participate under certain conditions. 

FBOs/CBOs apply t
o the responsible State agency for each state in which they wish to participate. 


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