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 450,000 meals (breakfast, lunch and supper) and over 19,000 snacks 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.

Training & Training Resources

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

FY20 Training Certification

Recorded Webinars:

RIDE Training PowerPoints & Flyers:

USDA Training Materials: 


Regulations & Guidance

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:

Nutrition & Wellness

USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. For more information on the SFSP meal patterns and nutrition requirements, visit the USDA web page found here: 

Summer Food Service Program Meal Patterns and Nutrition Requirements

Documents, Resources & Links Library

Reimbursements Rates and Processing Claims

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

School Year 20-21 Summer Food Service Sites

Here is a list of the sites offering grab n' go meals for school year 20-21.Check back, as list list updates frequently! 


To find the SFSP sites closest to you, call the RI United Way 2-1-1 hotline; just dial 2-1-1 on your phone!.


Program Data & Finance

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

Coming Soon!