Sites Eligible for Summer Food Service Program
The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The SFSP reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session. There are two ways schools are Eligible to provide free summer meals. The first is through School data. If there are any months your enrollment indicates 50% or more of enrolled students are eligible for Free/Reduced priced meals, this qualifies your school to be an open sites and can serve free meals to all kids in the neighborhood and those attending summer enrichment programs.
There is also eligibility through census data. The Capacity Builder Map allows users to visualize “layers” of information, such as the area eligibility data, existing sites and potential site locations. The Capacity Builder is a powerful tool for State agencies and sponsors to identify opportunities for expansion. If you have questions, please contact Melissa at (701) 328-2263.