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Office of P-20 Education Policy
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 473-8781 Fax: (518) 473-0018

Summer Food Service Program Operators
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Summer Food Service Program 2022 Waivers

The New York State Education Department (SED) was approved for the Non-Congregate Meal Service and Parent/Guardian Meal Pickup waivers by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.  These waivers may only be implemented by Program operators when congregate meal service is limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please note, sponsors must receive SED approval prior to implementing these waivers. 

  • Waiver 1: Non-Congregate Meal Service during Summer 2022 [42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D), and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15)]
  • Waiver 2: Parent/Guardian Meal Pickup during Summer 2022 [42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3), 7 CFR 225.2, and 7 CFR 225.9(d)(7)] 

The Office of Child Nutrition hosted a webinar to provide guidance on Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) waivers for the 2022 summer.  The recording of this webinar can be viewed here:

Access Passcode: N30US@9P

The SFSP COVID Related Non-Congregate and Parent/Guardian Pick-Up Waiver Form can be accessed on the form section of our website here:

If you have any questions, please email the Child Nutrition Program at CNSFSP@NYSED.GOV

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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