Summer Food Service Program

Free Summer Feeding Sites
USDA Summer Meal Site Finder

Summer Food Service Program is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In South Dakota the Department of Education administers the program for local sponsors throughout the state.

The Summer Food Service Program provides meals to children in low-income areas when school is not in session. Throughout South Dakota, sponsors such as schools, private non-profit organization, and government entities participate in providing meals during school vacations.

To participate in the program, a sponsor must first determine if it serves a low-income area. The sponsor may have an area with 50 percent of the area’s population qualified for free or reduced priced meals, which allows all children age 18 and under to eat meals for free. If a select group of low-income children participate in a program that is not in a low-income area, each child will qualify and if over 50 percent of those in the program qualify for free or reduced priced meals each month, all the children 18 years of age and under in attendance at the site may receive free meals. Camps are an exception; both residential and non-residential camps must collect and maintain income eligibility forms. Camps are reimbursed only for those enrolled children who meet the free and/or reduced price eligibility standards.

Summer Program Applications
Applications for the Summer Food Service Program will be completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at after March 14, 2016 SFSP iCAN webinar. Contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or to establish a sponsor profile or obtain a user id.

Summer Food Service Program Application Checklist Items
Summer Food Service Program SFSP Application Instructions
SFSP Agreement, Appeal Rights with Procedures and Nondiscrimination Statement
SFSP Free Meal Policy Statement
SFSP Sponsor Payment and Fees
SFSP Civil Rights Beneficiary Eligibility/Data Collection
Public/Media Release (Open Sites)
Public/Media Release (Enrolled, Camp or Migrant)
Public/Media Release Closed Enrolled Needy Areas
Public/Media Release Pricing Program
Disaster Response Feeding Plan
SFSP Health Inspection Letter
SFSP Site Labor Budget Form -- need for each feeding location
Excessive Heat Demonstration
Outreach Letter

Due Dates and Instructions
Claims for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are being completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at If you have any issues, contact the CANS office at (605) 73-3413 and your call will be directed to someone that can help you. If you are just checking for the current Summer Food Service Program reimbursement rates, see the Useful Links section below.

iCAN SFSP Application Manual
iCAN SFSP Application Appendix with Sample
iCAN Webinar
iCAN Website
iCAN User ID Request form
iCAN SFSP Application Webinar Recording
SFSP Administrative Review
SD DOE Sponsor (Local Agency ) Summer Food Service Program Inspection Report
SD DOE Site (Feeding Center) Summer Food Service Program Inspection Report
SFSP Sponsor Survey Results Post 2016 SD Summer Reading and Summer Meals
USDA SFSP Flyer FD 107 Storage and Inventory
2016 SFSP Brochure SFSP Production Record
SFSP Handbooks SFSP Off-Site Meals Form

SFSP Sponsor Newsletter
April 2016 May 2016 June 2016
January 2016 February 2016 March 2016
December 2015 November 2015 April 2015
May 2015 June 2015 July 2015
August 2015 September 2015 October 2015

SFSP Administrative Training Experienced Sponsors SFSP Administrative Training NEW Sponsors
SFSP Offer versus Serve Recording SFSP OvS Slides
SFSP Operational Training Demo Project for Outdoor summer feeding sites
2016 Summer Training Registration Census Data -- Summer Nutrition Programs Mapper Instructions
Informal or Small Purchase Bid Quote Worksheet For more information see the Procurement section at NSLP
South Dakota Procurement Training Civil Rights Training for SFSP Sites
Summer Food in Indian Country Videos
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Useful Links:
Product Formulation Statement Guidance Summer Food — USDA
2016 SFSP Reimbursement Rates Numbered Memos
SFSP Regulations Part 225 SFSP vs SSO
USDA Memorandums Multiple Languages
USDA SFSP Training Videos Assessing Costs in SFSP
Summer Meals Toolkit Farm to Summer
SFSP Financial Management FNS 796-4, Rev 4 Allowable Costs School Nutrition Association – ANC 2015 Presentations
FNS Instruction 113-1 Civil Rights– Nutrition Programs and Activities No Kid Hungry Free Meals TEXT materials


For information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) contact Julie McCord at (605) 773-3110. Numbered Memos are available for reference.