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, church es and 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.

Summer Food Summit

Join Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank on April 7, 2017 for Summer Meals Matter: Amplifying Our Impact, a regional Summer Food summit.

Featuring local and national best practices, the summit will offer topics of interest to both summer food sites and sponsors across our 11-county service area including activity planning, food quality, marketing and volunteer recruitment.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend.

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Comfort Inn Conference Center at 699 Rodi Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

RSVP: Call Mara Sawdy at 412-460-3663 x253 or email

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),
Janet Elder (Fayette, Greene, Washington),
Kyrie Hartzell (Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence),
Kelsey Gross (Indiana, Cambria, Somerset),


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

Teen Flyer-General

Basketball Flyer-General

Kids n teens


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