Summer Food Service Program The Summer Food Service Program funds primarily lunches and breakfasts and, in some cases, suppers or snacks for children in needy areas when school is not in session during the summer. In Rhode Island, the program provides an average of over 300,000 meals during the summer. These meals are provided to children at no cost. Sponsorship is limited to public or private nonprofit school food authorities, state or local governments, public or private nonprofit colleges or universities that are operating the National Youth Sports Program, public or private nonprofit residential summer camps, and private nonprofit organizations that operate special summer programs. More information may be found at the US Department of Agriculture Training & Resources Here you’ll find any upcoming trainings, videos available for viewing, and links to helpful training resources. FY20 Training Certification Recorded Webinars: Civil Rights Requirements for SFSP Administrators- recorded webinar Overview of USDA Guidance/Flexibility for 2020 - recorded webinar RIDE Training PowerPoints & Flyers: Procurement in the SFSP: An overview of SFSP procurement requirements SFSP Agreement Steps: Steps for completing on-line agreement Adding a New SFSP Meal Site: Steps for adding a new SFSP service location Submitting an SFSP Claim: Step by step instructions for submitting a claim for reimbursement Overview of USDA Guidance/Flexibility for 2020 - PowerPoint slides USDA Training Materials: USDA Training Materials: For SFSP Sponsors and their staff USDA Summer Food, Summer Moves website provides fun handouts for children about eating healthy and staying active in the summer USDA Healthy Meals Resource System website will provide menu planning tools, recipe ideas and additional tips to improve the quality of Summer Meals Regulations & Guidance Welcome to the Summer Food Services Program Regulations & Guidance section. The purpose of this section is to clarify the rules and regulations in the administration of this Program. For the most current policy memos and updates, please visit USDA's School Meals Program Policy page at: USDA Summer Food Service Program Regulations USDA Summer Food Service Program Policy Guidance Nutrition & Wellness USDA Nutrition Programs are designed to improve the health and well-being of children and adults. For more information on the SFSP meal patterns and nutrition requirements, visit the USDA web page found here: Summer Food Service Program Meal Patterns and Nutrition Requirements Documents, Resources & Links Library Welcome to the Summer Food Services Program (SFSP) Documents, Resources and Helpful Links. This section includes RIDE issued documents, and additional resource, document and links from a variety of sources related to this USDA Program. Frequently Asked Questions. USDA’s summer meal programs, including the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, rely on innovative and collaborative efforts to reach children in need. The Summer Meals Toolkit is designed for individuals and organizations interested in serving as Summer Meal champions in their communities at any level of program administration. 2021 Agreement Materials SFSP Sponsor Checklist Program Management Plan SFSP Administrative & Operational Budget SFSP Principals Form FY21 News Media Release - Area Eligible Sites FY21 News Media Release - Sites Eligible by Application SFSP Meal Benefit Application - English SFSP Meal Benefit Application - Spanish SFSP Household Letter FY21 - English Letter Template - Department of Health SFSP Appeals Procedures Add A Site Form Procurement Documents General Procurement Guidance Procurement Plan Template Prototype Agreement - Contracting with a School District Prototype Agreement - Contract with a Vendor (for contracts less than $250,000 in value) SFSP Vended Meals Renewal Monitoring SFSP Sponsor Monitor's Guide Pre-Operational Site Visit 1st Week Site Visit Site Review Form Civil Rights Annual Beneficiary Data Form Meal Counting & Claiming Accurate Meal Counting in SFSP Daily Meal Count Template Daily Meal Count Instructions Sample Meal Delivery Ticket Meal Pattern & Service Requirements Nutrition Guidance for SFSP Sponsors SFSP Meal Pattern Requirements SFSP 5-Day Menu Template Offer vs. Serve (OVS) in SFSP Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program Communication & Outreach Summer Meals Kickoff Flyer Share Your Success Stories General Program Oversight Administrative Guidance for SFSP Sponsors Do's & Don'ts for Site Supervisors Reimbursement Rates and Processing Claims The Reimbursement and Claims section provides information on USDA reimbursement rates, and RIDE's CNP Connect secure claims processing and management system. 2021 SFSP Reimbursement Rates Summer 2022 Food Service Sites Below is a reference to an online tool for the 2022 USDA Summer Meals Site Finder that will allow you to search for sites offering free summer meals in your area. Check back, as this database updates frequently! Summer Meals Site Finder Program Data & Finance This section provides local and national data on the Summer Food Services Program, and information about fiscal aspects of the Program. Please check back soon as we update this information!