FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM What is the Summer Food Service Program?
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
Who is eligible for a free meal this summer?
children, ages 1 through 18 years, are eligible to eat a nutritious
breakfast and lunch when the summer food program is in session. 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?
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.