FNS Disaster Assistance
Alaska Disaster Nutrition Assistance
Incident: Alaska Wildfire
Child Nutrition Programs
- On July 18, 2019, FNS approved an Alaska Department of Education and Early Development’s (DEED) request to allow a limited number of Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors to participate in the Food and Nutrition Service SFSP Demonstration Project for non-congregate meal service, due to poor air quality resulting from recent wildfires. DEED is approved to permit up to six SSO and SFSP sponsors and 30 sites to operate non-congregate meal service at outdoor meal or park sites during times of certain documented air quality advisories, as indicated by a metric developed by EPA and CDC equating to very unhealthy or hazardous air quality.