Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children can get the nutritious meals they need to achieve!
The Minnesota Department of Education seeks additional sponsors for underserved communities needing summer meal sites. Interested organizations may also become a meal site under a local sponsor. More details are provided below in the SFSP Questions and Answers memo.
Read the nondiscrimination statement.
Program Regulations and Guidance
Current program regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are available on the U.S. Government Printing Office website. Program Guidance is available in the program handbooks, which are updated annually and made available on the USDA website.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Memos
Links to key USDA SFSP memos are provided below; for a complete set, use the link to USDA Policy Memos.