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. 

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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 | Product Information
USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0001
Q&As to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations School Year 2020-2021 #4

This memorandum provides clarification on additional questions related to the operation of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Seamless Summer Option, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program during school year 2020-2021. 

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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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0171
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children – Extension 5

Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators in a state with an approved waiver allowing non-congregate meal distribution during COVID–19-related operations may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children. State agencies must have a plan for ensuring that program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity.  

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0170
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Non-congregate Feeding in the SFSP and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option – Extension 5

Under this waiver, Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option operators may provide non-congregate meals during COVID–19-related operations. This waiver extends the nationwide waiver to allow non-congregate feeding in the Summer Food Service Program granted on Aug. 31, 2020 that expires on Dec. 31, 2020. This waiver applies to state agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

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