> Louisiana Summer Food Service
The Louisiana Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was designed to provide children of needy families with nutritious meals during the summer months when school is out. The SFSP provides free meals to all children 18 years of age and under, and persons over 18 years of age who are determined by the state or local educational authority to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in public or nonpublic private school programs established for the mentally or physically disabled. Organizations which are eligible to be local SFSP sponsors include public and nonpublic private schools, public or nonprofit private residential summer camps, units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or state government, and National Youth Sports Programs.
In Louisiana, approximately 80 sponsors operate a total of over 500 sites statewide. Over three million meals are served to needy children during the summer.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Louisiana, your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the household;$26,955 if two people live in the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and $68,469 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact your state's child nutrition program office. Contact information for your state can be found here:
Program Contact Information:
Please visit the Louisiana Summer Food Service program website for more information:
Or call the Louisiana Department of Education toll-free at: