What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program that feeds children free nutritious meals during the summer break when school is out and children do not have access to school meals.
Who is eligible for a free meal this summer?
All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch when the summer food program is in session [see the list of sites, meals and times.] There is no required registration or fees. There is no requirement that children be enrolled in the district’s summer school program. All children from the community are welcome to a free meal. Just show up at the advertised serving time. All children are served on a first come-first served basis.
Are there program rules for the Summer Food Service Program?
Yes. The Summer Food Service Program is a program for children under sponsorship of the United State Department of Agriculture. Certain guidelines are required for the district to receive federal reimbursement for the meals served. Some of the guidelines are that the entire meal must be eaten on site; no portion of the meal may be taken out of the meal serving area. Another guideline is that adults may not eat any portion of a child’s meal.