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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

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

To: 
School Food Authorities
From: 
Child Nutrition Program Administration
Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Subject: 
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Outreach

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 established requirements for SFAs conducting outreach for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  SFAs may distribute information through means normally used to communicate with households of enrolled children. Acceptable outreach activities may include developing and distributing printed and electronic materials that provide information on the availability and location of summer meals to families of school children prior to the end of the school year.  Here are some outreach strategies for you:

SFAs that do not operate the SFSP are encouraged to cooperate with SFSP sponsors to inform families of the availability and location of free summer meals for students when school is not in session.

Contact cnsfsp@nysed.gov with any questions.