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Nutrition and Wellness Programs


Summer Food Service Program


Everybody Wins with Summer Food!



The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was instituted to provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months when school is not in session. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Sponsoring organizations include:

An alternative to the SFSP for providing meals to your children in the summer months is the Seamless Summer Option, formerly Seamless Summer Waiver. This program is available to local education agencies that already participate in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast Program (SBP). Some school food service authorities feel the Seamless Summer Option better meets their needs and requires less paperwork and monitoring requirements than the SFSP. Click below on Seamless Summer Option for more information. Please remember that schools who offer academic summer school only will not be able to participate in either program unless they open their doors to the community; otherwise, the schools must extend their NSLP/SBP to include these months.

The new sponsor application period has closed for FY 2014. Visit the New Sponsors tab below (blue box) for program information. New Sponsors must attend a full-day sponsor training; dates and locations of the workshops are posted on the Workshop Information page.

 SFSP Public Service Announcements

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 SFSP 2014 Maximum Reimbursement Rates



 
Combined (Operating and Administrative)
Rural or Self-Prep Other
Breakfast $2.0225 $1.9850
Lunch/Supper $3.5450 $3.4875
Supplement $0.8400 $0.8225