More than 18 million children receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. In the summer, that number drops to about 3 million. That means a lot of hungry kids aren't getting the nutrition they need.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow when they are out of school. SFSP is administered by Food and Nutrition Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. State education agencies administer the program at the state level.
More sponsors are needed at the local level in order to feed hungry children during the summer months. If your organization is interested in participating, contact Child and Adult Nutrition Services at (605) 773-3413.