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Program Information for 2018
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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM (SFSP)What is the Summer Food Service Program? The Summer Food Service Program, also known as the Summer Meals Program, was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. When school is out, SFSP provides free meals to kids and teens in areas of need throughout the community. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. BSD approved sites are at eligible schools, apartment complexes, recreation centers, and apartment complexes within the Beaverton School District boundary.
Who is eligible for a free meal this summer?
All children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible to enjoy a nutritious breakfast and lunch when the summer food program is in session. There is no application or registration required. There are also no requirements that children be enrolled in the district’s summer school program. All children from the community, not enrolled in the Beaverton School District, are welcome to participate.
Program Guidelines for participants of the Summer Food Service Program?
- All meals should be consumed onsite.
- Only non-perishable foods may be taken off site, in the event that this portion of the meal could not be consumed during the meal time. (ex: Whole apple, packaged crackers etc)
- Because this is a federally funded program for children, the meal should not be consumed by any adult.
- We do offer adult meals at a reduced cost for those wanting to participate.
- Bring your friends and family!
Is it true what parents say about Summer Meals? Click here for FAQ's
Farm to Summer
Summer is a fantastic time of year to add
variety to keep meals tasting great. In many regions across the United States,
USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) aligns well with the peak
growing season, allowing schools and nonprofit organizations to serve products
in their freshest state. There are numerous benefits to “bringing the farm” to
summer feeding sites. Purchasing from local farmers and producers enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food puchasing practices.
During the summer, local farms/farmer markets can supply us with many different varieties of fresh produce. Wondering where to go to find healthy, kid friendly recipes to incorporate these beautiful fruits and veggies into your meal plan? Check out the OSU Extension Service's FOOD HERO Website for exciting recipes that have been kid tested! Their website also has links to some great coloring sheets and monthly electronic magazines to keep your kids busy all summer!
Preview to Summer 2018! We will be partnering with Nike and others to have a few Kids Yoga Classes as well as Song and Dance Classes at some of our sites this summer...come with your mats to enjoy some good stretching and fun!
We are also partnering with our friends at THPRD to offer the RecMobile again for great fun, friends and activities to keep your little ones busy this summer.
Along with the RecMobile, other activities will include the Beaverton City Library Storytime, OSU Extension Service's "Food Hero" Cooking Classes for kids and more!
We look forward to serving your kids this summer and nourishing them with fresh, wholesome food!
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