Nutrition Services Division
Food Service Program Sponsors
From: Summer Food Service Program Unit
Date: May 1999
|Attention: Authorized Representatives|
Subject: Meal Service at Non-Camp Sites
Reference: USDA APB: SFS-99-15, SA-9-3-GEN, "A Guide To Starting The Summer Food Service Program In Your Community", Management Bulletin 99-708
This Management Bulletin provides clarification from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the combination of meals allowed at noncamp or nonmigrant Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites. Most sites are approved to serve lunch and one other meal. However, the enclosed booklet "A Guide To Starting The Summer Food Service Program In Your Community" addresses the possibility of a site providing breakfast and a snack. In addition, USDA has approved sites to serve two snacks each day.
Camps and migrant sites may be approved to serve any combination of meals, up to a maximum of three each day. The following are meal combinations that may be allowed at all other SFSP sites (lunch and supper may not be served at the same site):
One meal a day
Two meals a day
Breakfast and AM snack
Breakfast and lunch
Lunch and snack
Supper and PM snack*
AM and PM snack
Breakfast and PM snack
Breakfast and supper
* USDA will now allow SFSP sponsors to serve a supper meal under
the following conditions:
(1) the meal preparation facilities or staff are not available for a lunch meal service, or
(2) the agency provides late afternoon or evening programs for children.
** This might occur if another source was providing the intervening meal service(s) (e.g., volunteers brought in a lunch which was not claimed for reimbursement), or if the same site provided activity programs for different children/age groups in the morning and afternoon but did not serve a lunch.