Get Involved in the Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded effort administered by states that reimburses organizations for meals served to children during the summer.
Schools, churches, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, and camps can serve meals in neighborhoods with high percentages of low-income families.
There are several ways that you can get involved in the SFSP. Here are some suggestions:
- Sponsor a Summer Food Service Program site. Public or private schools; local, municipal, county, tribal, or state government; private non-profits; and universities and colleges are examples of local organizations that often serve as Summer Food Service Program sponsors.
- Open a feeding site. Community buildings or places of faith make great feeding sites. Feeding sites are organized by the sponsors and are the physical locations where food is served.
- Volunteer. Volunteers help with basics like transporting food, setting up or cleaning up a site—they also plan and do educational or recreational activities with the children. Contact your State agency to find a SFSP Sponsor or feeding site to volunteer with in your area.
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