Summer Food Service Program
WHAT IS THE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM? (SFSP)
The SFSP was established by Congress in 1968 to ensure that during school vacation, needy children 18 years or younger could receive the same high quality meals provided during the school year by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) administers the SFSP under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The SFSP can begin when school closes in the spring and continue until school opens for the fall term. Special provisions may be made for areas where schools operate on year-round schedules.