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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Summer Food Service Program

Hunger does not take a vacation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that children in needy areas continue to receive a nutritious meal during the summer when school is not in session.

Free meals are provided to all children at approved “open” or “enrolled” SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. Open sites serve children in geographical areas where at least 50 percent of the local children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Enrolled sites serve only identified groups of children on a daily basis. Attendance at these sites is restricted to a specific group of children. In order to qualify as an SFSP sponsor, an organization must be:

-- Public or private non-profit school food authority.
-- Public or private non-profit college or university.
-- Public or private non-profit residential summer camp.
-- Unit of local, county, municipal, state, or federal government; or
-- Any other type of private, non-profit organization. (These organizations are limited by law as to the total number and location of their sites and the maximum number of participants they may serve.)

To participate in SFSP, potential sponsors should contact the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) directly. Their web site is listed below.

Links to Related Web Sites

Visit the FDOE Food and Nutrition Management Web Site
Visit the USDA SFSP Web Site

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

De acuerdo con la ley federal y las políticas del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, sigla en inglés), se le prohibe a esta institución que discrimine por razón de raza, color, origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad. Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratis al (866) 632-9992 (voz).  Personas con discapacidad auditiva o del habla pueden contactar con USDA por medio del Servicio Federal de Relevo (Federal Relay Service) al (800) 845-6136 (español) o (800) 877-8339 (inglés).  USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos.

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