When school is not in session the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides reimbursement to community agencies to help eligible participants continue to have healthy meals during the summer. Eligible participants include: children 0 through 18 years of age whose family incomes are less than or equal to 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; and to income-eligible adults over 18 years of age who have been determined by a state educational agency to have a disability and who participate in a school-based program for the disabled during the school year. SFSP contracts with schools and other community-based organizations to sponsor the local programs and provide meals that meet established guidelines. By increasing the nutrient intake of program participants, SFSP reduces their risk for health problems and enhances their learning capacities.
For more information and to find a SFSP near you visit https://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/nutrition/foodprograms/sfsp/index.php.