Annual Summer Food Service Program residential camp training dates set

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Sponsors are being sought and training has been set for the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for residential camps and Upward Bound programs.

Residential camps whose enrollment includes needy children are encouraged to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program, as are Upward Bound programs with qualified participants.

The SFSP provides nutritious meals and/or snacks free of charge to children age 18 and under without regard to race, color, national origin, age (within regulatory limits), sex or disability from May until September when schools are not in session. Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program receive reimbursement for all eligible meals served.

Qualified sponsors are reimbursed for program operating and administrative expenses based on the number of eligible meals served. To be eligible, sponsors must:

  • Serve low-income children;
  • Operate as a nonprofit organization;
  • Sign a written agreement with the state SFSP agency;
  • Serve meals on a regular schedule to children or provide meals as a part of an organized program for enrolled children at camps; and
  • Show they are financially and administratively capable of operating the program.

The annual training for new and returning residential camps sponsors is scheduled for Nov. 30. The annual training for Upward Bound sponsors, both new and returning, is scheduled for Dec. 7. Each training will take place from 9:30 a.m.-noon ET and will be provided online and free of charge.

Interested participants should pre-register for the training according to their camp type:

For more information, call Cathy Gallagher at (502) 564-5625, ext. 4933.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider. Visit the USDA website to view the USDA’s nondiscrimination statement.

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