Summer Food Service Program, USDA

This section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website provides information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free meals for children at “approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.” The website section includes application and eligibility information as well as state contacts.

A charter school in Texas started a school lunch program in collaboration with a school district after serving as a site for a district summer meals program, an effort highlighted in a National Charter School Resource Center newsletter about the Best Cooperative Practices: Charter and Traditional Public Schools Conference in 2012.