The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

Similar to CACFP, this is a federally funded program that is administered by a state agency. In the state of Ohio, this program is administered through the Ohio Department of Education Office for Child Nutrition. More information about this program can be found by visiting the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs page.

An easy to use, searchable map with all SFSP sites can be found at the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition Services website or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) to find a free, nutritious summer meal site near you.