The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2021 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program (funded by USDA and administered by the New York State Education Department [NYSED]) that provides free meals to all children at approved SFSP sites. Waivers secured by NYSED will make all locations and sites eligible and no longer based on income eligibility requirements for 2021. Meals (including breakfast and/or lunch) are provided to children age 18 and under.
Applications are now being accepted from prospective Summer Food Service Program sites. Approved sites will receive meals during the program, which plans to run from June 28th to September 3rd. Site requests are individualized, including meals needed and program dates.
If your organization, summer day camp or youth program is interested in serving as a SFSP site, please contact Benjamin Bunker, Youth Bureau Director at 278-6872 for more information. Deadline for site application is Friday, April 16th.
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