DECAL Summer Food Service program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a Child Nutrition Program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides free nutritious meals to children 18 and younger during the summer when school is not of session. The purpose of the program is to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. With school out of session, over 60% of Georgia’s children miss out on the free or reduced-price meals that they come to rely on during the school year. The SFSP closes that gap to ensure these same children in communities across the state can enjoy healthy meals.

To learn more about the SFSP, review the program FAQs here. To find information on meal sites in your community, click here.