Summer Program Overview
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Summer Program Overview

Summer Program Overview

What is the Summer Food Service Program?

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Wellness Department is a local sponsor of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which provides nutritious meals and snacks served in Minneapolis schools, parks, and community sites.

Why is SFSP important to your community?

Children who do not eat school lunch or breakfasts are more likely to be sick, absent, or tardy, as well as display disruptive and inattentive behavior in class. Good nutrition is essential for learning, and the SFSP provides an opportunity to continue the physical and social development of children in your community by providing nutritious meals while on summer vacation. With your help, children will play and grow throughout the summer, then return to school ready to learn.

When does the SFSP start and end?

The 2018 Summer Food Service Program will run Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 17. There is no service on Wednesday, July 4.

What does it cost to be on the program?

Absolutely nothing! Meals and Snacks served through the Summer Food Service Program are FREE to ALL children ages 1-18.

How do I sign up as a site?

The application can be completed and submitted online:

2018 Summer Site Application

For questions or additional information, please contact us at

Where can I find an existing site?

The Summer Site List provides information for open sites in the Minneapolis area.