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Summer Food Service Program

2021 SFSP Waiver Information

The following USDA-issued Nationwide Waivers are in effect to increase flexibility in operating the Summer Food Service Program during the COVID-19 outbreak. These waivers are in effect until September 30, 2021 or until school is back in session, whichever date comes first. 

Parent/Guardian Pick-Up Waiver: Waives the rule preventing parents and guardians from picking up meals for their children from a set site/location. Sponsors must provide the system in place to ensure that duplicate meals are not provided and that meals are given only to a parent/guardian.

2021 Summer Food Service Program Sponsor Renewal

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors that operated the SFSP in 2020 and/or during the current 20-21 school year, and plan to operate the SFSP for the summer months, must complete the SFSP Renewal on the Child Nutrition Management System (CNMS). The renewal is now available, and it is expected that all experienced sponsors will log in and submit the renewal on-line and send any additional required information via email to their program representative. Your program representative is available to assist you with this process. 

2021 Area Eligible List to Qualify Open and Closed Enrolled Sites

In the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), sponsors operating sites located in and drawing their attendance from needy areas can qualify to receive SFSP reimbursement for up to two meals served to children at the sites daily. These sites can operate as open, restricted open or closed enrolled in a needy area. School data can be used to establish area eligibility for these types of sites.

SFSP Sponsors that Operated in 2020-21

Community organizations may partner with experienced SFSP sponsors to operate as a site to serve meals to eligible children.

The SFSP sponsor provides the meals to the site operator and ensures all financial and administrative responsibilities are met. Site supervisors receive training from the approved sponsor and may be required to sign an agreement that outlines the site’s responsibilities.

**Updated**Child Nutrition Waiver Update: Effective 7/1/2021

Original memo dated March 15, 2021.  Updates are indicated by double asterisks (**).

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a Child Nutrition Waiver Update memo announcing extensions of needed flexibilities for summer 2021 operations for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option (SSO).


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)     email:

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Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación:

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en ingles), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de seas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en linea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1)     correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3)     correo electró

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