SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
What is the Summer Food Service Program?
The Summer Food Service Program is a national program of the USDA, administered through the New York State Education Department. Sponsors, like the Food Bank, then create partnerships to administer meal service at the local level. The program provides a free, nutritious meal to low income children when school is not in session.
Why do we need the Summer Food Service Program?
In the Southern Tier, there are over 34,000 children who rely on free and reduced priced meals during the school year. Approximately 18% of these children are served by existing summer meal programs. This means the families of far too many children in our area had to stretch limited food budgets even further and many children missed out on nutritious meals essential to their learning and development. There are a number of reasons why children arenít able to get to these necessary meals Ė the largest reason is that there simply arenít enough sites available in areas children can easily get to.
Click here for information on 2013 Summer Food sites in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben County.
Click here for Broome County sites
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer
For more information contact:
Matthew Griffin, Director of Agency Services & Programs
at 607.796.6061 x4026 or email