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SFSP Administration Guide

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA Summer Nutrition Program that was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. SFSP connects children with the nutrition they need to help them be healthy and ready to learn when they return to school. Free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all eligible children at approved SFSP meal sites. USDA’s Summer Nutrition Programs now provide more ways to reach more kids than ever before. Group meal sites for children, to-go and delivered meals in rural communities, and food benefits for purchasing groceries provide new opportunities fight child hunger.

The Summer Food Service Program Administration Guide describes the policies and best practices for successful operation of traditional in-person summer meal sites and alternate meal service options for rural communities. It is tailored to anyone who is interested in learning program policy including, but not limited to, how to participate, apply, administer, and operate the SFSP at various levels.

Page updated: June 04, 2024