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Idaho Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Idaho Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to Idaho children 18 and younger. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school. When school is out the meals served as a part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are not available and due to families' limited budgets, or other circumstances, children will often miss wholesome meals. The SFSP fills this gap and parents benefit from some help in stretching their food dollars and by knowing that their children are receiving healthy meals in a supportive environment.

General Program Requirements

For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Idaho.

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 site nearest you:

Program Contact Information

For more information, please call the Idaho Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs, at:

Or the Idaho Care Line at:

Or for information on the Summer Food Service program, call: