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Child Nutrition Information

Child Nutrition Services
23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Fax (207)624-6841

Child Nutrition > Programs > Summer Food Service



Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Now is the time to start planning for Summer Meals!

Interested in growing SFSP participation in your community but don’t know where to find extra funding to support your expansion? Good Shepherd Food Bank may be able to help.

The 2014 SFSP Mini Grant Program is designed to help support Summer Food Service Program sponsors increase the number of meals served at open sites in their communities. Grant funds will be awarded to sponsors via reimbursements for costs associated with increasing program participation above or beyond USDA reimbursements. Mini Grant reimbursement funds are designed to be used to increase access and meals in rural and underserved populations. Projects eligible for Mini Grant reimbursements may include:

·         Food costs associated with providing higher quality, more kid friendly meals with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables
·         Equipment costs needed to support opening new sites
·         Transportation costs associated with serving multiple or mobile sites and/or with providing busing options for participants
·         Outreach costs for enhanced marketing and advertising to eligible families
·         Staffing and enrichment costs necessary to provide regular activities to attract and engage participating children

Click here to apply today! Completed applications are due to by end of day on April 29th.  For more information, please call 207.782.3554 ext 1163.

Interested in starting a Summer Food Service Program?

contact Gail Lombardi at the Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs 624-6842


Summer Food Program Information

Summer Food Service Program Resources

USDA Information and Links

Seamless Summer Program

Serving your students year round with a limited amount of paperwork. Make summer meals easy by using the Seamless Summer Program. Remember hunger does not go on vacation!


Managing the SFSP

Filing Claim Form

Instructions for Completing the Summer Food Service Program Site Detail and Claim for Reimbursement