Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

To find a summer meals site near you, click on this link and follow the directions

The Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. Free meals that meet the federal nutritional guidelines are provided to all children 18 years old and younger at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

Schools may review the Seamless Summer Option to reduce paperwork and streamline the management of your program.

Summer 2021

2021 Summer Application and Site Information Sheets Webinar

2021 SFSP Application Guide
2021 Site Info Sheet Guide 

Summer 2020 

Training Sessions

May 19, 2020 Summer Training  
May 19, 2020 Summer Training  Webinar 

COVID-19 SFSP Resources

Bulk Food Delivery vs Multi-Day Service
Buik Food-Menu Ideas
Bulk Meal Guidance
SFSP OVS Meal Services Guidelines

During Operations

2020 Daily Meal Count Instructions
Complaint Data Form
Consolidated Meal Count Form for Camps
Consolidated Meal Count Form for Open Sites
Daily Meal Count Form 2020
First Week Visit Form SFSP
Meal Count Worksheet for Camps
Monthly Meal Count Record Camp
Monthly Meal Count Record Open Site
Procedure for Filing Complaints of Discrimination
Racial Ethnic Data Form Instructions
Racial or Ethnic Data Form
Site Monitoring Review

Filing a Claim for Reimbursement

2020 SFSP Step by Step Guide to NEO

Meal Pattern and Supporting Resources

Lunch-Supper Production Record
Lunch-Supper Production Record 
SFSP Sample Menus and Recipes
SFSP Temperature Check Log
SFSP Meal Production Record - Breakfast 
SFSP Meal Production Record - Breakfast
Summer Meal Pattern Summary

Pre-Operational Planning

2020 SFSP Reimbursement Rates and Income Guidelines
2020 SFSP Websites
2020 Updated Sample News Release Enrolled Sites and Camps
2020 Updated Sample News Release Open Sites
Agreement to Furnish Food Service for SFSP
Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Pre-operational Worksheet
Sample Letter to Parents for Enrolled Sites and Camps
SFSP Sponsor Site Agreement
SFSP Training Checklist

Enrichment Activities for Summer Meals

 2021 Reimbursement Rates


Rural & Self-Prep

All Other Types of Sites




Lunch or Supper







 2020 Reimbursement Rates


Rural & Self-Prep

All Other Types of Sites




Lunch or Supper






Filing a Claim for Reimbursement



            Policy and Procedures of Maine DOE Child Nutrition


                Seamless Summer Option

                The Seamless Summer Option offers a streamlined approach to feeding hungry children in your community by limiting paperwork. School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply.

                • Comparison of Programs SFSP/NSLP/Seamless Option link to USDA; compares various Child Nutrition summer meal programs; used to inform and encourage more School Food Authorities (SFAs) to provide meals in the summer and other times when school is not in session.
                            For more information or questions about the Summer Food Service Program please contact a Child Nutrition staff member.

                            Click Here to check out the latest Summer Meals Newsletter from USDA