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Mississippi Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all Mississippi children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses organizations that prepare and serve meals to eligible children during the summer and school vacation periods.

General Program Requirements

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

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 the child nutrition program office:
http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OCN

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the Mississippi SFSP, please visit: http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OCN/SFSP
If you have further questions, please contact the Mississippi Office of Child Nutrition: 601-354-7015