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Minnesota Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) serves nutritious meals at no charge to children in the summer when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. SFSP sites are located in many low-income areas throughout Minnesota and serve meals to children up to age 18.

General Program Requirements

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 find a meal site, please use one of the following methods:
  • Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-348-6479
  • Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or if you are on a cellphone call 651-291-0211; TTY users, please call 651-291-8440.
  • Text Second Harvest Heartland at 612-516-3663
  • Use the online meal site locator

Program Contact Information

For additional information, visit the SFSP page on the Minnesota Department of Education website: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/FNS/SFSP/index.html
Or contact the Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service at 651-582-8526, 1-800-366-8922 (Minnesota toll free), or email to: fns@state.mn.us