SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
Federal program administered nationally by U.S.
Department of Agriculture is administered in
Connecticut by the Bureau
of Health and Nutrition Services at the
State Department of Education, which contracts
with local "Sponsors" who manage the individual
Federally funded free summer food program for
children age 0-18. (18 year olds ARE included.)
Children with disabilities are eligible through
age 21. Most sites are "open" sites, and they do
not restrict by address or income. "Closed"
sites are limited to the children enrolled in
the program and are not open to any other
Meals are served Monday-Friday.
Some sites offer breakfast and lunch, others
just lunch. There is no charge for any of the
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- No income/asset restrictions
- No residency restrictions
- Age 18 and under
- Age 21 and under if disabled
(Sites will probably not have
baby food, but caregivers can cut food up
and feed it to babies who can eat solid
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Go
to the site; It is not necessary to
pre-register; Also, you can call the program
sponsor to verify times, meals served and
FOR PROBLEMS ACCESSING
SERVICE AT A SITE, CONTACT DOE's
BUREAU OF HEALTH AND NUTRITION SERVICES.
TO FIND SITES:
Go to the Department of Education's
Summer Food Service web page: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2626&q=320652
SOURCE: Connecticut Department
of Education, Bureau of Health and Nutrition
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2013