> Rhode Island Summer Food Service
The Summer Food Service Program funds primarily lunches and breakfasts and, in some cases, suppers or snacks for children in needy areas when school is not in session during the summer. In Rhode Island, the program provides an average of over 17,000 meals daily. Sponsorship is limited to public or private nonprofit school food authorities, state or local governments, public or private nonprofit colleges or universities that are operating the National Youth Sports Program, public or private nonprofit residential summer camps, and private nonprofit organizations that operate special summer programs.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Rhode Island, 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 the site nearest you:
Program Contact Information:
To learn more about the Rhode Island SFSP please visit:
If you have any specific questions about the program please call Kathy Kendall of the Division of Food and Nutrition at:
401-222-4600 ext. 2364