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Maryland Summer Food Service Program Benefits

Program Description

The Maryland Summer Food Service Program provides reimbursement to organizations for meals and snacks served to children in areas where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program, or when 50 percent of the children enrolled in a program qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Most organizations may be reimbursed for up to two meals or snacks per child per day. Migrant programs and camps may be reimbursed for up to three meals per child per day.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland.

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
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

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 state's child nutrition program office. Contact information for your state can be found here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program go to:
www.eatsmartmaryland.org

For more information call:
410-767-0214

Send questions via U.S. Mail to:
Maryland State Department of Education
School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch
200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Send questions via email to:
eatsmart@msde.state.md.us