Summer Food Service Program-SFSP

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a national program of the USDA that provides FREE meals to kids during the summer months. Local sponsors (like schools, churches and other community organizations) sign up through PA Department of Education and agree to make meals for the summer. Meals are served at sites (like churches, parks, low-income housing locations, schools, YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, community centers, etc.). Sponsors receive a fixed reimbursement for every meals served to an eligible child at a site.

For a quick guide to starting SFSP in your community, click here.For more information about how you can get involved with SFSP in your community, please follow up with the Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator for your county:

  • Chris West (Allegheny),
  • Mara Sawdy (Fayette, Greene, Washington),
  • Katie Daugherty (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence),
  • Kelsey Gross (Indiana, Cambria, Somerset),

Child Nutrition Outreach Manager:
Christina Winniewicz, or 412-460-3663 x409

You’re invited! Join us on April 6, 2018 at the Holiday Inn (2750 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146) for Summer Meals Matter: Amplifying our Impact. The conference will feature both local and national best practices to help take your summer food program to the next level. The conference is free to anyone interested in the summer food program, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Email Laura Elizabeth at to register. 

Spread the word! Please use the flyers below to spread the word about SFSP.

County-Specific Site Flyers for 2017: 
Allegheny County (General SFSP Flyer)
Armstrong County Site Flyer
Beaver County Site Flyer
Butler County Site Flyer
Cambria County Site Flyer
Fayette County Site Flyer
Greene County Site Flyer
Indiana County Site Flyer
Lawrence County Site Flyer
Somerset County Site Flyer
Washington County Site Flyer


Other important information about the Summer Food Service Program

USDA Summer Food Service Info Website

How to become a Summer Food Sponsor or Site

Summer Food Facts