Summer Food Programs (SSO & SFSP)

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

February 2015 Vermont Memo to Sponsors

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Availability of Funds

USDA Memos:

Trainings

Best Practices

Mobile Feeding Resources

SFSP Intent To Participate (Due April 15th)

Existing Sponsor Statement of Intent

New Sponsors:

SFSP Agreements

Requesting USDA Foods or Advances – DUE MAY 15, 2015
All Others – DUE JUNE 1, 2015

Online Agreements

Checklist Forms

SFSP Operational Materials

Rates

Meal Patterns

Staff Training Certification

Eligibility Documentation:

SFSP Pre-operational (New Site) Monitoring

First Week Monitoring

Family Income Application

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

USDA Resources

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

Due June 1st:

Operational Materials:


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Questions?

Nancy Lewis at nancy.lewis@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1207

Page Last Updated on August 19, 2015