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Pennsylvania Summer Food Service

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Program Description:

In 1968, the United States Congress established the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Children. The purpose of the program is to provide meals for children from low-income families during the summer months when many school cafeterias are closed. Since the founding of the SFSP, Pennsylvania's approximately 150 SFSP sponsors have been "filling the gap" by providing nutritious meals for low-income children during the summer months. In responding to their communities needs, sponsors are providing nurturing and nourishment for over 120,000 children at supervised and safe locations.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Pennsylvania, 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.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To apply for your state's child nutrition program, please visit the following website:


Program Contact Information:

To learn more about the Pennsylvania SFSP please visit:

If you have any specific questions about the program please call Susan Still of the Division of Food and Nutrition at:


Managing Agency:


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