Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Developer Tools

Last Published: 05/15/2018

For researchers and application developers who want to utilize Summer meal site data, FNS provides an option to download a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file and also connect directly to an API (Application Program Interface) of the site.

CSV is a common data exchange format that is widely supported by consumer, business, and scientific applications.  The CSV format is the most common import and export format for spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and databases. 

An API is a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing a Web-based software application or Web tool.  The Summer Meal Site Finder API has been released to the public so that researchers and application developers may use it to design products that are powered by its service to enhance software that these researchers and application developers have created.

An iFrame enables an organization to create a “window” on their website and pull content from another website into this window.  The code below is an example of the HTML Source code that an organization would put on their website to display the Summer Meals Site Finder in a “window.”  Of course, each website is managed differently, and different site managers will likely wish to modify parameters such as size.