Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0012
Summer Food Service Program FAQs

Why the SFSP is important and how it operates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0060
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0034
State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

This memorandum updates SP31–2014, State Agency Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases,  to include new regulation citations for the cost principles related to the purchase of equipment.

SP39 CACFP11 SFSP13-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0090
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits: Revised

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

FD-104
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0087
Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to state agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the SFSP.  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked. 

SFSP04-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0024
SFSP Participation by Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations under Contract with a FSMC

This memorandum provides guidance to state agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that are seeking to approve non-profit organizations such as higher education institutions and hospitals (referred to collectively herein as “Organizations”) that are under contract with a food service management company (FSMC) to provide food service operations.

SFSP12-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0088
Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers

This guidance updates previously issued Questions and Answers to clarify Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) requirements, as found in 7 CFR Part 225, FNS Instruction 796-4, and other official federal program guidance. It supersedes SFSP 08-2016, Summer Food Service Program Questions and Answers, Nov. 12, 2015.

SFSP 05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0010
FDA Requirements for Vending Machines

On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.

SP28 CACFP09 SFSP11-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0075
Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.

SP05 CACFP03 SFSP02-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0068
Updated Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table

This memorandum shares updates to the Fiscal Year “Reporting Table” and “Reporting Timeline” previously provided in memo SP21-2016 issued on December 28, 2015.

SP02 CACFP01 SFSP01-2017