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Summer Meal Programs

Federal meal programs for children from low-income areas during vacation and off-track periods.

Summer Meal Locations

Provides parents and referral agencies with a list of locations where children may receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods.

Summer Meal Service Sites
California state map with county by county listings of sponsors and serving sites.

Summer Food Service Program Information
Administrative and operational information and guidance for public and private nonprofit organizations that participate in the SFSP.

Seamless Summer Feeding Option
Information about the federal seamless option opportunity that allows public schools to combine features of the School Nutrition Programs and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) along with reduced paperwork requirements.

California Western Region Summer Sunshine Award Recipients
The annual Summer Sunshine Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups that administer the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meal Programs.  

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 25, 2016
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