Summer Food Program (SFSP)


Food That’s In When School is Out!

The need for healthy nutrition does not end when school lets out for the summer. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) fills that gap by providing good, nutritious food that’s “in” when school is “out”. It ensures that children ages 18 years or younger, in low-income areas, can continue to receive nutritious meals during school vacations.


Through the SFSP children may receive up to 2 meals, one meal and a snack, or 2 snacks every day. SFSP is the single largest federally funded program available for sponsors who can combine a feeding program with a summer activity program. The program is funded through the USDA and administered by the State of Nevada Department of Agriculture, Division of Food and Nutrition.

Sponsors can be public or private schools, government entities, private nonprofit organizations, public or private nonprofit camps, public or private nonprofit universities or colleges, or community and faith-based organizations. Feeding sites may be at a school, recreation center, playground, faith-based organization, community center, day camp, residential summer camp, housing projects, migrant camps, or on Indian reservations.

To speak with the Nevada SFSP coordinator and learn more about the Summer Food Service Program you may email You can find out if your community already participates in SFSP or if there is a need for a sponsor in your area and how you can help.

How you may participate in SFSP

Contact the SFSP Consultant to apply as a sponsor. We will provide sponsor training and guide you through the application process to become a sponsor. If you do not feel ready to be a SFSP Sponsor, but would still like to participate, you may want to volunteer at an existing site. Check Food & Nutrition Staff Listing for SFSP Consultant's information. 



Sponsor Eligibility

Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. You must follow SFSP regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program. Types of organizations that are eligible to sponsor SFSP include:

  • Public or private nonprofit schools
  • Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • Public or private nonprofit camps
  • Public of private nonprofit universities or colleges
  •  Community and faith-based organizations
To find Sites Serving Summer Meals call 1-866-3-HUNGRY OR 1-877-8-HAMBRE 




In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 

1. mail: 

U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 

1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 

2. fax: 

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 

3. email: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Sparks: 775-353-3758
FAX: 775-353-3749
Las Vegas: 702-668-4585
FAX: 775-668-4580

SFSP External Links 

Locate a Meal Site Near You

Healthy Child Care 

USDA Summer Food Service Program 

USDA School Meals 

 SFSP Training