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Arkansas Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Arkansas Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer months. This Federally funded food service program helps children who live in eligible areas receive the same high quality meals during the summer as they get during the school year.

Local sponsors oversee the production and distribution of meals to children at sites like schools, churches, parks, and playgrounds. Organizations which qualify as sponsors receive funds to pay for meals and snacks to children. They also receive training and technical assistance to help start and operate the program.

General Program Requirements

For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for the Summer Food Service program, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
http://www.arkansased.org/contact-us/schools

Program Contact Information

To learn more about Arkansas SFSP, please visit: https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dccece/snp/SummerInfoM.aspx
If you have any questions about the Summer Food Service Program, please contact:

Special Nutrition Program
Summer Food Service Program
P. O. Box 1437, Slot S155
Little Rock, AR 72203
1-800-482-5850