Summer Food Service Program 

The Summer Food Service Program funds primarily lunches and breakfasts and, in some cases, suppers or snacks for children in needy areas when school is not in session during the summer.  In Rhode Island, the program provides an average of over 300,000 meals during the summer.

These meals are provided to children at no cost.

Sponsorship is limited to public or private nonprofit school food authorities, state or local governments, public or private nonprofit colleges or universities that are operating the National Youth Sports Program, public or private nonprofit residential summer camps, and private nonprofit organizations that operate special summer programs.

USDA provides additional information.

USDA provides an overview on becoming a Sponsor in the SFSP.

For further information on how to become a RI sponsor contact Steve Carey.

Coming Soon.

Here you’ll find any upcoming trainings, videos available for viewing, and links to helpful training resources.

USDA Training Materials: For SFSP Sponsors and their staff

Welcome to the Summer Food Services Program Regulations & Guidance section. The purpose of this section is to clarify the rules and regulations in the administration of this Program.

For the most current policy memos and updates, please visit USDA's School Meals Program Policy page at...

USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. Here is additional information on nutrition and wellness.

Summer Food Service Program Meal Patterns and Nutrition Requirements

Welcome to the Summer Food Services Program Documents, Resources and Helpful Links. This section includes RIDE issued documents, and additional resource, document and links from a variety of sources related to this USDA Program.

Frequently Asked Questions.

SFSP Sites

To find the SFSP sites closed to you, contact the RI United Way 2-1-1 hotline (dial 211).

The Reimbursement and Claims section provides information on USDA reimbursement rates, and RIDE's CNP Connect secure claims processing and management system.

This section provides local and national data on the Summer Food Services Program, and information about fiscal aspects of the Program.

USDA Program Finance and Participation Data.