KDE’s 2022 Summer Food Service Program to provide training to potential sponsors, other interested organizations

Many Kentucky families depend on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. When school is out for the summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals to bridge the nutrition gap during these months.

By |2022-01-26T11:26:46-05:00January 26, 2022|

KDE’s Summer Food Service Program offering information session for potential new sponsors

A brief information session is being offered online for potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors in Kentucky on Nov. 4, 2021, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. EST. A general overview of the program will be provided by Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) SFSP staff, and those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. 

By |2021-10-08T14:07:09-04:00October 8, 2021|

KDE’s 2021 Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to provide summer meals

Many Kentucky families depend on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. When school is out for the summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) help ensure children continue to receive nutritious meals to bridge the nutrition gap during these months.

By |2021-01-21T12:36:09-05:00January 21, 2021|

Interim Commissioner Kevin C. Brown’s May 15 letter to families

As this school year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you on behalf of KDE staff and the education profession for your assistance in ensuring Kentucky students continued to learn during the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the pressures you are facing as you balance caring for children, helping them learn and, in many cases, continuing your own work.

By |2020-05-15T17:38:09-04:00May 15, 2020|

KDE highlights USDA meals for children during COVID-19 school closure

During school building closures due to COVID-19, the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option – which are administered by the Kentucky Department of Education – will provide meals at no cost to children 18 and under. This allows children who may face food insecurity to continue receiving meals while schools are not holding in-person classes.

By |2020-09-21T08:33:16-04:00April 7, 2020|

Kentucky making great gains in providing summer meals to children

While participation in the Summer Food Service Program is on the decline nationally, Kentucky’s participation increased in 2018 for the third year in a row, according to a new report from the nonprofit Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).

By |2019-07-12T14:09:57-04:00July 12, 2019|

Sponsors sought, training set for Summer Food Service Program

Sponsors are being sought for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program. School districts and nonprofit organizations – including churches and faith-based organizations and government entities – are encouraged to participate as sponsors in the Summer Food Service Program and are invited to attend training.

By |2018-03-09T15:30:18-05:00March 9, 2018|

Summer Food Service Program Summit scheduled

Organizations from around the state will meet on Feb. 13 to discuss ways to alleviate child hunger during the summer months. The Summer Meals Summit will be held from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville.

By |2018-02-09T15:03:06-05:00February 9, 2018|
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