Resource | Policy Memos | SP11 CACFP06 SFSP11-2014
Effective Date of Free or Reduced Price Meal Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies the flexibility available to local educational agency (LEA) officials for establishing the effective date of eligibility for children certified for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP) and free milk in the Special Milk Program (SMP) (SMP) based on household applications.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06 CACFP03 SFSP06-2014
Available Flexibilities for CACFP At-risk Sponsors and Centers Transitioning to Summer Food Service Program

This memorandum highlights existing flexibilities available to CACFP institutions to simplify their participation in SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP07 SFSP07-2014
Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify and provide guidance on requirements in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) related to expanding awareness and access to these programs. This memorandum also highlights resources available to States and sponsors for conducting their required expansion efforts.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 SFSP04-2014
Promoting Nutrition in Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) were established to ensure that low-income children continue to have access to nutritious meals when school is not in session. To meet this need, sponsors and sites are encouraged to take steps toward improving the nutritional quality and appeal of summer meals served. This memorandum highlights existing policies and procedures that can assist with serving more nutritious meals that appeal to children in the SFSP and the SSO.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP01-2014
REISSUED: Sponsors Operating in Multiple States in the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors operating sites in multiple States. The memorandum supersedes previous guidance contained in SFSP 04-2012, Sponsors Operating in Multiple States in the Summer Food Service Program, Oct. 31, 2011.

Resource | Research | Demonstrations
Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) Demonstration: Evaluation Findings for the Full Implementation Year 2012 Final Report

The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration offered a rigorous test of the impact of providing a monthly benefit of $60 per child - using existing electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems - on food insecurity among children during the summer when school meals are not available. In the second year of operations, when the demonstration was fully implemented, the evaluation found that this approach could reach up to 75 percent of eligible children and reduce the prevalence of very low food security among children by about one-third.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the SFSP and NSLP Notice Procedures

This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to incorporate changes mandated by Section 738 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. The changes extend simplified cost accounting and reporting procedures to SFSP sponsors in all States, and eliminate the cost comparison requirements for determining payments to sponsors.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Boys and Girls Club of America and Using the Summer Food Service Program

Tiffani Ponder, Healthy Lifestyles Director at BGCA HQ, and Jennifer Aumeier, Nutrition Director of BGCA of Ada County in Idaho talk about how BGCAs across the country can utilize the Summer Food Service Program to enhance their programs, recruit more kids, and help feed hungry children during the summer. It's a win-win situation for everyone.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Comparison of Programs SFSP/NSLP/Seamless Option
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Local Economic Development through Summer Food Service Program - North Carolina example

Maureen Berner, Professor for the School of Government at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks about her work in getting local elected officials involved with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In her presentation, Maureen talks about how there are more hungry families in places that you would not expect and that local leaders have to support these communities.