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Summer Food Service Program

What is Summer Food Service Program?

The Summer Food Service Program offers free, nutritious foods and snacks to children in low income regions. The program enables children to get the nutrition they require to learn, play, and grow, during the summer months and during other lengthy intervals when they are not in the school.

Who is eligible for this program?

Every child and youth (age 18 and below) who come to an approved food service site are qualified to get free meals. Sites aiding adults who are registered in educational programs for persons with disabilities may also be qualified to take part in the Summer Food Service Program. Sites must either be situated in low-income communities or aid primarily low-income children.

At specific sites, such as residential camps, assistance are offered only to children whose families meet the income guideline for free or reduced-price meals. Children are eligible to get free or low-cost meals while they attend school (high school and under) if their families' household incomes match the current income eligibility standards.

Children who take part in several other programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and children who are immigrants, fugitives, or destitute automatically qualify for free foods. You can read about the maximum income limits for eligibility at
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/notices/iegs/IEGs.htm.

WHow to apply for this program?

Get in touch with the child nutrition agency in your state to know how children get summer meals in your community. The Food and Nutrition Service offers program and state Contact details Here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

What is the Program Contact Information?

For more details, visit:
http://www.summerfood.usda.gov