Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provided over 80,000 meals to students last summer at 53 sites in Crawford and Erie counties. This program is an extension of the free and reduced lunch program provided in the school districts during the school year. Various school and community partners enable IU5 to provide free breakfast, lunch, and/or snack options to thousands of children each summer.
The purposes of the Summer Food Service Program are to:
- Provide healthy, safe, and nutritious meals to students during the summer months in a cost-effective manner
- Provide training, on-site monitoring, and record keeping to assure compliance with USDA, PDE, and health department rules and regulations
- Partner with community agencies, school districts, and government agencies to provide quality services