SFSP Overview

  • When the school years ends summer meals begin!

    Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out. With the Summer Meal Programschildren and teens ages 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost at any participating meal site.

    No form of identification is required; kids simply need to show up. Starting June 1st, visit a meal site near you!

    Teachers and Advocates, click here for other ways to support summer meals.

    Wondering what’s in store for you and your children when you arrive at a summer meal site? Expect welcoming faces, a fun atmosphere, and a healthy, no-cost meal.

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  • SFSP Application Deadlines

    January 15: Access to SFSP application packet in TX-UNPS. 

    March 15: Deadline for Contracting Entities (CEs) requesting advance payment. 

    April 15: Deadline for new Contracting Entities (CEs) or renewing CEs in need of a more thorough application review.

    May 1: Deadline for renewing Contracting Entities (CEs). 


    SSO Application Deadlines  

    January 31: Declare intention in TX-UNPS for SSO or SFSP, if mandated to operate a summer feeding program. Submit a waiver request in TX-UNPS and verifiable documentation to TDA by email or upload. 

    April 1: Submit verifiable documentation outlining the CEs agreement to partner or collaborate with another CE or entity to provide a summer feeding program to TDA by email or fax. 

    May 31: Deadline to submit the application in TX-UNPS. Designate intention to request non-congregate feeding for approved outdoor summer feeding sites experiencing excessive heat in the CE and site application in TX-UNPS. Submit age/grade group waiver if staff are unable to determine the age/grade groups of the children being served. 


    Comparison Chart: SFSP vs. SSO

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