PA Department of Education, USDA Announce Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) 2016 Sites

The SFSP is a federally-funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and administered in commonwealth by PDE. It provides nutritious meals to all children in qualifying areas during summer months, free of charge.

Many students who receive free or reduced cost meals during the school year through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs, lack access to healthy and nutritious food during the summer months and are at risk of hunger. Limited access to nutritious food during the summer can have an impact on learning all year long, and can make students more susceptible to illness and other health issues. The SFSP aims to close the gap on nutritious food access.

There are several ways to locate a participating meal site:

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.

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Education