Summer Food Service Program Interest Survey-New Participants
Your interest in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is appreciated. The SFSP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program that proves cash reimbursements to sponsors that provide nutritionally adequate meals to low-income children or in low-income areas in the summertime, through sites across the state. The program is administered at the state level by the Minnesota Deparment of Education (MDE)-Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Depending on your answers to these questions, your agency maybe eligible to SPONSOR a SFSP and receive cash reimbursments for meals served to children in qualifying areas. If not, your orgranization may qualify to be a SITE under an existing sponsoring agency and simply receive meals. By submitting this survey, your organization will be added to our potential sponsor contact list and will be contacted by FNS staff to provide additional information, options and next steps.
Quick Facts: 1. Site location must be qualified to participate in the program. The state agency must use the following priority system in approving sponsors to operate sites that propose to serve the same area or the same enrolled children:
(i) Public or nonprofit private school food authorities; (ii) Public agencies and private nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated successful program performance in a prior year. (iii) New public agencies; and (iv) New private nonprofit organizations
2. Nonprofit organizations seeking approval to sponsor the SFSP are required per 7 Code of Federal Regulations Section 225.14 to demonstrate that they are financially and administratively capable to operate the SFSP and, as such, also provide an ongoing year-round service to the community that it proposes to serve.
3. For-profit organizations may participate under an existing SFSP sponsor as a site.