U.S. Department of Agriculture

2022 Summer Food Service Program providing nutritious meals to students across Kentucky

During the summer months, the Summer Food Service Program, which is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education, will provide meals at no cost from June through August to children 18 and under who are from low-income families. The department partners with school districts and community organizations statewide to offer nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities while school is out of session. 

By |2022-06-21T10:54:26-04:00June 21, 2022|

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|

Child and Adult Care Food Program eligibility guidelines revised

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set the income eligibility guidelines for students and adults to participate in free and reduced-price meal programs through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the 2021-2022 school year. The CACFP is federally funded through the USDA and is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Division of School and Community Nutrition.

By |2021-07-08T10:07:18-04:00July 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|

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|
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