Summer Food Service Program sponsor signup begins

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(Cullman City Schools)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Many families depend on school meals to provide nourishment to their children during the school year. At the culmination of the school year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) fills the “nutrition gap” by way of sites operated by approved sponsors.  

WHAT IS THE SFSP?  

  • The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) would like to announce the opportunity for organizations to register for SFSP. This program will provide meals to children during the summer of 2023. Approved organizations will be reimbursed for meals and snacks that meet USDA’s SFSP nutrition guidelines.  
  • ALSDE encourages schools, parks and recreation programs, faith-based organizations and other nonprofit organizations to offer meals through the SFSP in eligible areas.  

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  

All children 18 years and younger who attend an approved site will receive meals provided by SFSP sponsors. Training will be provided for eligible sponsors who operate this beneficial, underutilized program that provides snacks or meals to participants in needy areas without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  

WHO CAN SPONSOR THE SFSP?  

  • Local SFA (School Food Authority) sponsors  
  • Government and private nonprofit organizations 
  • New government sponsoring organizations 
  • New private nonprofit sponsoring organizations  

Information can be obtained by contacting ALSDE, Child Nutrition Programs at 334-694-4659 or by visiting  www.breakforaplate.com/summer.