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NYSED Announces the Availability of the 2022 Summer Food Service Program

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) encourages public and nonpublic nonprofit school food authorities; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories, migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps interested in providing healthy meals to children this summer to participate in the United State Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

And Justice for All Posters

The USDA “And Justice for All” poster must be on display in all buildings where Child Nutrition Programs are in operation.  To obtain “And Justice for All” posters, please complete the Resource Order Form.

The Office of Child Nutrition also provides free display cases for your posters, as shown below.  These can be ordered free of charge on the Resource Order Form:


Providing School Meals to Students Learning Remotely in SY 2021-2022

With election of applicable waivers, current USDA flexibilities allow school food authorities (SFAs) the option to provide students learning remotely with access to meals on school days during the 2021-2022 School Year.


Non-congregate Meal Service*

Waives the requirement for meals to be served and consumed by students at school and allows meals to be provided outside of school.

Student Eligibility Carryover in the 2021-2022 SY

This memorandum provides School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the federal Child Nutrition Programs with clarification regarding student eligibility carryover in the 2021-2022 School Year (SY).

Additional clarification regarding eligibility carryover for the 2022-2023 SY is forthcoming from USDA and will be posted to the Child Nutrition Knowledge Center (CNKC) when received.

Eligibility Carryover

Offering CACFP Afterschool Meals During the 2021-2022 School Year

As schools plan for the upcoming school year, many are seeking to maximize nutrition for students during and beyond the school day. The At-Risk Afterschool Snack/Supper component of the NYS Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides an opportunity to serve complete meals to students in enrichment programs after school, on weekends, and/or during school holidays throughout the regular school year.

Adult Selling Prices

Adult Selling Prices


  • Schools that receive regular reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.08 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal.
  • Schools that receive severe need reimbursement for breakfast must charge a minimum of $2.46 plus tax for an adult breakfast meal.


  • Schools that receive under 60% ($3.7199) for lunch must charge a minimum of $4.12 plus tax for an adult lunch.

**Updated**Options and Flexibilities in Response to Supply Chain Issues

Original memo dated July 2, 2021.  Guidance has been added to the end of this memo.

The Child Nutrition Program Office is aware that School Food Authorities (SFAs) may be experiencing challenges regarding procuring distributors and receiving bid responses in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, and that this causes great concern about the ability to acquire needed items.

This guidance outlines options available to SFAs encountering these difficulties.


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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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