About the Program
Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Children who aren’t hungry learn better, act better, and feel better. The summer feeding programs help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
Summer sponsors receive payments for serving healthy meals and snacks to children 18 years of age and younger. Meal sites must be located in lower-income areas and must be approved to operate by the state agency.
For a listing of current Wyoming sites, please dial 211.
Sponsors eligible to participate in the programs are:
- Public or private nonprofit schools;
- Education Service Districts;
- Units of local, municipal, county, or state government;
- Public or private nonprofit residential summer camps;
- Public or private nonprofit colleges and universities sponsoring the Upward Bound Program;
- Private, nonprofit organizations.
On October 11, 2018 USDA issued Memo SFSP 01-2019
In response to this memo the Wyoming Department of Education is requesting that USDA approve the following state requested waivers:
- 1st Week Site Review Waiver – to allow sponsors to request that the state waive the 1st week site review for their sites
- Closed Enrolled Site Waiver – to allow sponsors to utilize area eligibility at these sites, if applicable
- Meal Time Restrictions Waiver – to allow sponsors to have meal time flexibility, but still require thirty minutes between meal services
- Offer vs Serve Waiver – to allow any sponsor to request the use of Offer vs Serve and to allow the sponsor to utilize the SFSP meal pattern for Offer vs. Serve
Information regarding the approval or denial of these waiver requests will be posted here and will be provided to all sponsors via email once USDA makes the determination.