Summer Food Service Program

Summer Foods Program Welcome to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Idaho!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (Summer Food Program) is a Federally-funded, state-administered program that relies on innovative and collaborative efforts to reach children in need. The program is sponsored locally by school districts, local government agencies, camps, or public/private non-profit organizations. Nutritious meals and snacks are provided to children in low-income areas during the summer months when school meals are not available.

During the school year, nutritious meals are served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. These programs end when school ends, but hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. The Summer Food Program helps fill that hunger gap. Every year the Summer Food Program serves over 1,000,000 meals to children in Idaho! In addition to nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks, many feeding sites offer activities to improve literacy, promote physical activity, and foster social engagement. As a result of Idaho’s Summer Food Program, our children return to school in the fall healthy and ready to learn.

There are many ways to get involved and Idaho needs your help to increase capacity and awareness about this valuable program!

Please contact Angela Kraft with any questions you have about the Idaho Summer Food Program at akraft@sde.idaho.gov.

Summer Food Rocks

Many easy ways to find a meal site near you!

  • Click here, to see the “Summer Food Rocks!” interactive map
  • Click here, to search all sites
  • Text “FOOD” to 877-877
  • Dial 2-1-1 to call the Idaho CareLine
Summer Activities
PDF Icon Literacy in the Park (Ada County)
Marketing Materials
PDF Icon Idaho Statewide Outreach Flyer (English)
PDF Icon Idaho Statewide Outreach Flyer (Spanish)
PDF Icon Summer Food Poster from USDA
PDF Icon Summer Food Rules Posters (English)
PDF Icon Summer Food Rules Posters (Spanish)
2015 Manuals
PDF Icon Administrative Guide
PDF Icon Monitors Guide
PDF Icon Nutrition Guide
PDF Icon Site Supervisor's Guide
PDF Icon Guía para el Supervisor del Local
PDF Icon Employee's Guide to Food Safety
MyIdahoCNP Access
PDF Icon MyIdaho CNP User Authorization Request Form
Resources
PDF Icon Comparison of SFSP SSO NSLP
USDA Summer Food Web Site Link
Video 2014 SFSP Civil Rights Training