About the Program
Kids who aren’t hungry learn better, behave better, and feel better. That’s not just true during the school year; that’s true all year long. Even when school lets out, kids still need access to good nutrition.
The Summer Food Service Program ensure every child’s most important need is met: food. Our programs help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they’re out of school.
Children aged 18 and younger can drop by any of our sites to get a meal—no questions asked. There are no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, and no personal information you have to share.
Find your local site by calling 211 or by clicking here.
Summer sponsors receive reimbursement 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.
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.
- American Camp Association
- Arby’s Foundation
- Community Resource Center
- Colorado Grants Guide
- Dollar General Literacy Foundation
- Ford Foundation
- No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices
- Safeway Foundation
- USDA Rural Development
- National Summer Food Service Toolkit
- Sponsor Toolkit
- Census Averaging Map
- Team Nutrition
- USDA Memos
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