Through The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)



Looking for eligible sponsors to serve nutritious meals to children throughout Georgia during the summer months

• Administered in Georgia by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

• Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture

• Provides free meals to eligible children in low-income areas during the summer months when students are out of school



Public or private non-profit schools

• Universities, colleges, or camps

• City or county governments

• Private nonprofit organizations, including churches and other faith-based organizations considered tax exempt by the IRS



Can feed children at schools, churches, park and recreation centers, community and migrant centers, residential or non-residential day camps, and other areas where children congregate and play

• Are reimbursed according to federal reimbursement rates for the meals they serve

• Can prepare and serve meals themselves or contract with a food service management company vendors to prepare meals

• Receive training in applying for, setting up, and operating a successful SFSP; nutrition education; and technical assistance while the program is operating

For more information on becoming an SFSP sponsor, visit Bright from the Start’s website at:

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6236 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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