Programs provides meals when school is out of session
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2016) — Training dates have been announced for school and non-profit organization sponsors of the 2016 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
SFSP provides nutritious meals and/or snacks free of charge to children 18 and under without regard to race, color, national origin, age (within regulatory limits), sex or disability, when school is not in session from May until September when schools are not in session. Sponsors of the Summer Food Service Program receive reimbursement for all eligible meals served.
The Kentucky Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition will offer best practice sessions to provide sponsors with tools and resources for enhancing their summer meals programs. One-on-one help also is available to assist potential sponsors in completing the online application.
Qualified sponsors are reimbursed for program operating and administrative expenses based on the number of eligible meals served. To be eligible, sponsors must:
- Provide continuing service to the community
- Serve meals to children in eligible areas or to groups of designated eligible children
- Show they are financially and administratively capable of operating the program
Workshops for non-profit and school sponsors will be held:
- Feb. 9: WKU Knicely Center, Bowling Green
- Feb. 23: Corbin Center, Corbin
- March 8: Morehead Conference Center, Morehead
SFSP application services support for all potential sponsors will be available:
- Feb. 10: WKY Knicely Center, Bowling Green
- Feb. 24: Corbin Center, Corbin
- March 9: Morehead Conference Center, Morehead
- March 16: 23rd Floor, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort
Pre-register for the training online at https://cnips.education.ky.gov/cnips/Splash.aspx.
New and returning private, non-profit sponsor training will be held March 1 and new and returning schools sponsor training March 2 at the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort.
Experienced sponsors only have the option of viewing a recorded online training beginning in March.