Summer Feeding Programs
Providing nutritious meals to children in lower-income areas during summer when school is not in session.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. It provides nutritious and free meals to children 18 and younger during the summer months. School districts and other eligible sponsors may serve as summer feeding program sites.

The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) was created by the federal government as a summer feeding alternative for schools that already participate in school meal programs and wish to continue meal service into the summer.

Visit USDA’s Summer Food website at www.summerfood.usda.gov.

Summer Success Stories
Do you have a summer success story or best practice that you’ve found to be helpful to your organization’s success in ensuring access to food for children in need? Would you be thrilled to have it shared so that others may be inspired to do the same? Please fill out this short Summer Success Story Submission Form to share your success. Visit our Summer Success Stories page to read about best practices from around the state.

Visit the Texas Comptroller to check payment status:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
 (1) mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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