EdVenture is now offering Summer Meals to children under the age of 18!
Coming Summer 2020. Please check back for details!
What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.
How does the program operate?
The Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, administers SFSP at the Federal level. the S.C. Department of Education administers the program in South Carolina. Locally, SFSP is run by approved sponsors, including school districts, local government agencies, camps, or private nonprofit organizations. Sponsors provide free meals to a group of children at a central site, such as a school or a community center. They receive payments from USDA through their State agencies, for the meals they serve.
Where does the program operate?
Open sites operate in low-income areas where at least half of the children come from an area with families with incomes at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty level, making them eligible for free and reduced-price school meals. Meals are served free to any child at the open site.
Who is eligible to get meals?
Children 18 and younger may receive free meals through SFSP. Meals are available to persons with disabilities, up to age 21 if they participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. *Adult meals (ages 18 and up) are available for guardians accompanying children attending the Summer Food Service Program. Adult meals are sponsored by Molina Healthcare.
Summer Meals are Presented by:
US Dept of Agriculture (USDA)