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Louisiana Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

The Louisiana Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was designed to provide children of needy families with nutritious meals during the summer months when school is out. The SFSP provides free meals to all children 18 years of age and under, and persons over 18 years of age who are determined by the state or local educational authority to be mentally or physically disabled and who participate in public or nonpublic private school programs established for the mentally or physically disabled. Organizations which are eligible to be local SFSP sponsors include public and nonpublic private schools, public or nonprofit private residential summer camps, units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or state government, and National Youth Sports Programs.

In Louisiana, approximately 80 sponsors operate a total of over 500 sites statewide. Over three million meals are served to needy children during the summer.

General Program Requirements

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

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 your state's child nutrition program office. Contact information for your state can be found here:

Program Contact Information

Please visit the Louisiana Summer Food Service Program website for more information:
Or call the Louisiana Department of Education toll-free at: 1-877-453-2721