Basic Information on the Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to low-income children during school vacations. More than 25 million children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, and about half of them receive their meals free or at a reduced price due to low household income. The summer program offers those children nutritious food when school is not in session.

Who is Eligible to Apply:
Public or private nonprofit school food authorities;
Public or private nonprofit summer camps;
Units of local, municipal, county, tribal or State governments;
Public or private colleges or universities which are currently participating in the National Youth Sports Programs; and
Private nonprofit organizations (special considerations and restrictions apply).

Amount of Funds Available:
The SFSP is a cost based reimbursment program. Many variables determine the actual amount paid to sponsors for meals served.

Application Due Date:
Applications are distributed in March of each year. Due date for applications is June 15th of each year.

For more information, contact:

Amy J. Kolano, RD, CD, Child Nutrition Program Consultant/Coord., Summer Food Service Program
Phone: 608.266.7124

Links to application materials or other grant information:

For questions about this information, contact Amy Kolano (608) 266-7124