> South Dakota Summer Food Service
The goal of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is to conduct a nonprofit food service program for children during the summer months. The primary purpose of the program is to provide food service during periods when schools are closed for vacation. Children under the age of 18 can receive a meal free of charge at a participating site.
In 2000, more than 4,602 low income children received meals during school vacation periods through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). All SFSP meals are served free, with the Federal government reimbursing local sponsoring organizations for meals served. SD local agencies received approximately $738,839 which went to local agencies for program operation and administration. In FY 2000, 49 agencies operated SFSP at 84 sites.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of South Dakota, 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 your state's child nutrition program, please visit the following website:
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about the South Dakota SFSP please visit:
For information about participating in the Summer Food Service Program call:
South Dakota Department of Education