Summer Food Service Program for Arkansas

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Food/Nutrition
December 19, 2018

Overview

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.

Administration

Summer Food Service Program for Arkansas is administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

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 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

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

Contact:

1-800-482-5850

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