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Nebraska Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Sponsors provide free meals to a group of children at a central site, such as a school, park, low-income housing complex, community center, or camp. They receive cash subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal and snack they serve and for their documented administrative and operating costs. Sponsors may also receive donated commodities from the USDA.

General Program Requirements

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

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 (SFSP), contact the site nearest to you:
http://www.education.ne.gov/ns/sfsp/sfsp_sponsors.html

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the Nebraska SFSP, please visit: http://www.education.ne.gov/ns/sfsp/
For more information, please call Joan Orender of the Department of Nutrition Services at: 402-471-2746