Summer Foods Rock
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to recieve nutirtious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet the Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.
Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. Or visit www.whyhunger.org/findfood to locate sites using an online map.
Learn how to become a SFSP site or sponsor and serve free summer meals to hungry children in your community. Current SFSP sponsors can visit our Managing SFSP page to learn how to improve program operation and get the latest policy memos.
Learn how you can spread the word about free summer meals in your community. Our resources includes customizable fliers and handouts, an innovative strategies library, training videos, and rado PSAs. You don't need to be a site sponsor to use these resources; anybody can help raise awareness of summer meals!
Need a few ideas to kick-start a good summer program? Here are some suggestions, followed by examples of activities and initiatives that State agencies have undertaken to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
Contact your State agency to apply to become a sponsor, to be a summer feeding site, or to learn about the many ways you can get involved with summer meals. Although SFSP is federally-funded program, your State is responsible for administering the program and will be able to answer your questions.
Watch and listen to SFSP sponsors, sites, volunteers, and state agencies from around the country talk about how they got started with SFSP and what it has meant to their community.
For more information, visit the Summer Food Service Program website.