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Summer Food Service Program

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The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to low-income children during school vacations. More than 26 million children eat school lunch every day when school is in session, and about half of them receive their meals free or at a reduced price due to low household income. The summer program offers those children nutritious food when school is not in session. During Summer 2018, Wisconsin served 2.9 million meals at 965 sites operated by 240 sponsoring organizations.

Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • Public or private nonprofit school food authorities;
  • Public or private nonprofit summer camps;
  • Units of local, municipal, county, tribal or State governments;
  • Public or private colleges or universities which are currently participating in the National Youth Sports and Precollege Programs; and
  • Private nonprofit organizations (special considerations and restrictions apply).

Amount of Funds Available:
The SFSP is a reimbursement program. The actual amount earned by a sponsor is based on the number of meals served, by type, and in some cases, the individual income eligibility of the child served.  

Application Due Date:
Applications are available online in March of each year. The federal deadline for submission is June 15th.  

Public Notification: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Waiver Requests

For more information, contact:
Amy J. Kolano, RD, CD
Summer Food Service Program Coordinator
Phone: 608.266.7124





For questions about this information, contact Amy Kolano (608) 266-7124