Summer Food Programs (SSO & SFSP)

Overview

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Two summer food programs are administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, and within Vermont by the Agency of Education’s Child Nutrition Programs.

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) - School Food Authorities participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply for the Seamless Summer Option. The same NSLP and SBP rules apply for meal service. Meals served are reimbursed at the NSLP and/or SBP “free” rates.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - Public or private non-profit schools, local, municipal, county, tribal or state government, private non-profits, public or private non-profit camps, and private or non-profit universities or colleges can serve as Summer Food Service Program sponsors. Sponsors must be able to provide a capable staff, managerial skills, and food service capabilities. A sponsor may provide its own meals, purchase meals through an agreement with an area school, or contract for meals with a food vendor.

Memos

January 2014 Vermont Memo to Sponsors (Coming Soon)

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Availability of Funds (Coming Soon)

USDA Memos:

Trainings

Become A Summer Food Ambassador (recorded 10/22/2014)

This webinar promotes thriving summer food programs that embrace a larger vision of community. Explore how to identify free and local resources, nurture partnerships and leverage resources to further enrich your community as well as the kids you serve.

USDA Webinars (Coming Soon)

April 2 Spring Conference in Montpelier, Vermont (Coming Soon)

April 3 Tri-State Conference in Bethel, Maine (Coming Soon)

Best Practices

USDA Summer Meals Toolkit: Summer Meal Sponsors

No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

USDA Best Practices: Meal Service

Hunger Free Vermont’s Summer Food Standards of Excellence

Mobile Feeding Resources

USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Grants

No Kid Hungry Mobile Meals Playbook

The Lunchbox – Green Mountain Farm to School

Case Study – Farmer’s Market in Kentucky

SFSP Intent To Participate (Due April 15th)

Existing Sponsor Statement of Intent

New Sponsors:

SFSP Agreements

Requesting USDA FOODS or ADVANCES – DUE MAY 15
All Others – DUE JUNE 1

Online Agreements (Coming Soon)

Checklist Forms

SFSP Operational Materials

Rates (Coming Soon)

Meal Patterns

Staff Training Certification

Eligibility Documentation:

SFSP Pre-operational (New Site) Monitoring

First Week Monitoring

Ethnic & Racial Data Collection

Within 4 Weeks Monitoring:

Request for Field Trip Approval

Request for Meal Pattern Exception

Request for Unitized Meal Exception

Pricing Agreement

Agreement for SFA to Provide Food Service

Request to School for Data

SFSP Meal Production Records:

SFSP Daily Meal Count Sheets:

Applicant Appeal Policy (Coming Soon)

USDA Resources (Coming Soon)

Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Seamless Summer Option (SSO) - School Food Authorities participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply for the Seamless Summer Option. The same NSLP and SBP rules apply for meal service. Meals served are reimbursed at the NSLP and/or SBP “free” rates.

Comparison of SSO to SFSP (Coming Soon)

Due June 1st:

Operational Materials:

Questions?

Nancy Lewis at nancy.lewis@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1207

Page Last Updated on January 15, 2015