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.

2020 Summer Reviews

 2020 Reimbursement Rates


Rural & Self-Prep

All Other Types of Sites




Lunch or Supper







During Operations

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