Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0084
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers 2014

This memorandum updates previously issued questions and answers to reflect recent program changes.  This memorandum supersedes SFSP 09-2014 Revised, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2013.

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Planning Your Strong Summer Program

How can your agency harness the power of communities to increase summer meals participation this year? Join the USDA, Share Our Strength and FRAC  for a webinar to discuss best practices for creating a MAP, engaging community organizations in state assessments and collaborative planning, and sharing data across programs

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SFSP - Exploring the New USDA Summer Meals Toolkit & Website

The webinar will introduce new resources developed for state agencies, sponsors, and partnering organizations expanding summer meal programs in their communities. There will be walk-through of the new www.summerfood.usda.gov website and online toolkit now available at www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-meals-toolkit.

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Be a Summer Meals Champion

Join anti-hunger advocates, state nutrition agencies, elected officials, and current summer meals sponsors to talk about the best ways to get more people and organizations involved with summer meals starting today. Feeding hungry children and teens this summer takes planning and coordination and we need your help now.

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Food That's In When School Is Out - The Summer Food Service Program and Afterschool Meals

Help feed children when they are out of school whether for summer break or afterschool when classes end.

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Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals

School authorities, teachers, community organizations, and parents are interested in getting involved in summer feeding?  Our webinar  "Keeping Schools Involved in Summer Meals" presents examples of schools that have made the Summer Food Service Program successful. 

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Utilizing Grants & Unique Partnerships to Serve More Summer Meals

Trying to start a new summer meal program in your community?  Or are you trying to improve upon your summer meal program such as adding new sites, organizing more activities for the kids who attend, or serving more meals?  Well, this webinar is for you.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a very creative program that allows people to utilize grants and partnerships to enhance their program.  There are many grants out there that can help with transportation, providing enrichment activities, site promotion, and meal preparation & service. 

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Can Elected Officials Help Feed Hungry Kids This Summer?

Registered dietitian discusses tips for adding budget-friendly whole grains to meals.

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How Can You Solve Your Summer Food Transportation Challenges

Do you want to provide children with meals during the summer months, but transporting the food from the source to the children is a challenge because of funding, geographic distance, or other challenges?  If so, this webinar is for you!  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) has many sponsors and sites that have overcome barriers to feeding children by leveraging partnerships and resources that addressed their needs. The guest speakers on the webinar talk about the opportunities available to bring the Summer Food Service Program to your community, or enhance the program if you are already participating in it.

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Make Your Summer Meals Site the Talk of the Town

So now you are a summer meals sponsor or site, how do you get kids and teens to come to your site? Then how do you make your site so fun that they want to keep coming back everyday? Watch this video to get ideas on how to utilize volunteers, good food, activities, and advertisements to make your summer meals site the talk of the town.