The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. It is a federally-funded, state-administered program that reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months.
Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program.
The following types of organizations can be sponsors:
Public or private nonprofit schools
Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government
Private nonprofit organizations
Public or private nonprofit camps
Public or private nonprofit universities or colleges
What is the difference between a sponsor and a site?Ashley Pitts2018-09-07T15:21:50-04:00
A sponsor can manage multiple sites. Meal service sites may be located in a variety of settings, including schools, recreation centers, playgrounds, parks, churches, community centers, day camps, residential summer camps, housing projects, and migrant centers, or on Indian reservations. For more information, visit USDA’s How to become a Sponsor.