Summer Food Service Program
There are Quick Reference Guides available to assist you in using the CNPWeb. These can be easily accessed at: Quick Reference Guides | Summer Food Service Program | Health & Senior Services (mo.gov).
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps assure that eligible populations have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. When school is not in session, SFSP provides reimbursement to community agencies offering the required continuum of meals. Eligible participants include: children 0 through 18 years of age whose family incomes are less than or equal to 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; and to income-eligible adults over 18 years of age who have been determined by a state educational agency to have a disability and who participate in a school-based program for the disabled during the school year. SFSP contracts with schools and other community-based organizations to sponsor the local programs and provide meals that meet established guidelines. By increasing the nutrient intake of program participants, SFSP reduces their risk for health problems and enhances their learning capacities. The program also improves the quality of the summer programs offered in areas of economic need.
The SFSP is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Application and Claiming Quick Reference Guides
- Applications & Forms
- Claim Deadlines
- Find an SFSP site near you
- SFSP Site List for LPHAs
- Food That’s In When School Is Out! (SFSP Informational Flyer)
- Food Service Management Contracts
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Grant Opportunities
- SFSP Appeal Flyer
- Sponsor Directory
- SFSP Application and Claims System WebEx Training recorded on March 8, 2023
- 2023 Summer Food Service Program Training Dates - training provided via Live Webex
- Online Civil Rights Training
Summer Food Service Program Online Training
The SFSP online training consists of four modules. Each individual module must be completed in one session. You may complete one module and return to complete other modules.
All four modules must be completed to meet the annual training requirement for sponsors participating in the SFSP prior to program operations. It is recommended to complete the modules in order. Each module has a different focus and run time, ranging from 15-25 minutes. Please download or print the SFSP Manual under the Manuals heading above.
- Module 1: Introduction to the Program, General Operation Guidelines, Sponsor and Site Eligibility (22 minutes)
- Module 2: Sponsor and Site Applications, Training Requirements, Civil Rights Requirements (15 minutes)
- Module 3: Meal Service Requirements, Meal Pattern Requirements, Processed Food Documentation, Offer Versus Serve Meal Planning (25 minutes)
- Module 4: Recordkeeping, Program Costs, Sanitation, Program Monitoring (24 minutes)
- USDA Area Eligibility Mapper
- USDA Policies
- USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
- Web Log In Screen
To become a SFSP sponsor follow the instructions in the application packet under Forms.
The Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance is requesting that USDA approve the state requested waiver to allow participating SFSP sponsoring organizations the option to serve meals during the current school year in a non-congregate setting for up to 10 days during unanticipated school closures with no virtual learning in place. The school closure must be related to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by CFNA, similar unanticipated causes. The non-congregate meals can only be claimed if served with prior written approval before implementation.
For more information regarding this requested waiver, email the Summer Food Service Program at SFSP@health.mo.gov.