Summer Food Service Program

Free Summer Feeding Sites

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 under the age of 18 eligible for free meals. 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 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 Food Service Program Application
Instructions for 2015 Applications
Applications for the Summer Food Service Program and NSLP Seamless Summer Option are now completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at Contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or to establish a sponsor profile or obtain a user id.

Due Dates and Instructions
SFSP Reimbursement Claim
SFSP Claim All Others

iCAN Website
New iCAN User request form
2015 Seamless Summer Option Seamless Monitoring Form
Seamless Summer Flyer USDA SFSP Flyer
Seamless Summer Q & A FD 107 Storage and Inventory
2015 SFSP Brochure SFSP Production Record
SFSP Handbooks SFSP Off-Site Meals Form

SFSP Administrative Training Experienced Sponsors SFSP ADM Experienced Sponsor Recording
SFSP Offer versus Serve Recording SFSP OvS Slides
NSLP Seamless Summer Option SFSP Operational Training
2015 Summer Trainings Demo Project for Outdoor summer feeding sites
USDA Training - 2015 Summer Meals Webinar Series
Summer Food in Indian Country Videos
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Useful Links:
Product Formulation Statement Summer Food — USDA
2015 SFSP Reimbursement Rates Numbered Memos
SFSP Regulations Part 225 SFSP vs SSO
USDA Memorandums Multiple Languages
USDA SFSP Training Videos


For information about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option – (SSO), contact Julie McCord at (605) 773-3110. Numbered Memos are available for reference.