Resource | Webinars/Videos
Summer Meals Short: Cops N Kids and Summer Meals

When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. USDA's summer meals help ensure that these students have access to free summer meals so that they can continue to learn and grow outside of school.  
 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Healing Waters Family Center Success Story with Summer Food Service Program

Pastor Joseito Velasquez from the Healing Waters Family Center shares their successes in being part of the Summer Food Service Program.  

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Food for People in Eureka, California Team Up with UPS to deliver Summer Meals

Niki Gribi from Food for People, an organization in Eureka, California, talks about how they formed an innovative partnership with the United Parcel Service and their local transit authority to deliver summer meals from a central kitchen to their remote summer feeding sites. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Summer Meals Short: Why We Serve Summer Meals

USDA's summer meal programs work to make sure that doesn't happen. USDA has enlisted the help of community-based organizations to serve summer meals so that children can get the nourishing food they need to learn, play, and grow year round.  

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Summer Meals Short: How To Do Mobile Meals

USDA's summer meal programs work to make sure that doesn't happen. However, getting the meals to the kids and teens during summer can be difficult. During the summer, transportation may not be available to bring kids to the meals. So why not bring the meals to where the students live and play? 

Resource | Fact Sheets
Off-site Monitoring Fact Sheets for Child Nutrition Programs

FNS issued eight child nutrition programs off-site monitoring fact sheets to assist states and sponsors in conducting off-site monitoring of child nutrition programs during the pandemic. These documents include a fact sheet that has background information on all programs, as well as separate facts sheets for state and local operators for each program.

Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Recipes

Recipes for your school or Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Waivers
Child Nutrition Area Eligibility Waiver

Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FNS is allowing states during unanticipated school closures to waive the requirement in the summer feeding programs that “open site” meal service is limited to areas with at least half of the children in the area are in low-income households.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk

This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk as stated in FNS regulations. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program and are also applicable to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program when individual eligibility must be established

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Standards for School Meals

This page contains regulations, policy memos, and other guidance materials relating to the nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.