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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

DESCRIPTION

SFSP& is the single largest resource available for local sponsors who want to combine a feeding program with a summer activity program.  During the school year, nutritious meals are available through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  But those program end when school ends for the summer.  SFSP helps fill the hunger gap.

Partners

Faith based or community-based organizations that conduct a regularly scheduled program for children from areas in which poor economic conditions exist may be eligible to participate in the SFSP, if it is a nonprofit; school food authority, residential summer camp or college or university that participates in the National Youth Sports Program during the moths of May to September.  Other nonprofit faith based and community based organizations are eligible to participate under certain conditions.

Eligibility

Summer feeding agencies can apply for the program but must first be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Once approved by both agencies they are eligible for USDA commodities thru the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Questions on this program should be directed to the program contact or by calling 800-468-2433, or emailing RA-fooddist@state.pa.us


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