Summer Food Service Program

For the approximately 22 million students, nationwide, who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, it can be tough to bridge the months-long gap between spring and fall. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program which provides kids and teens with access to tasty, nutritious meals during the summer months. Operated under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), SFSP distributes breakfast and lunch to kids at safe, supervised, accessible sites such as libraries and schools.

The New Hampshire Food Bank has been a Summer Food Service Program sponsor since 2011. NHFB works closely with the state agency, the NH Department of Education, to meet United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services guidelines. We administer and support areas of the states that may lack the financial and administrative capacity to provide summer meals, and specifically have been focused on ensuring Coös and Carroll Counties have the resources they need to serve meals to children during the summer.

Healthy, delicious, ready-to-eat meals will be prepared daily and distributed for consumption on-site or for parent pick-up. Free meals are available for anyone 18 years of age or younger, and no sign up or registration is necessary!

Summer 2023 Information – Coming Soon

Interested in serving meals to kids in your community this summer?

If you are a location that serves children, i.e. school, camp, or program, that is unsure on how you will serve summer meals to children in need this summer, reach out to Elise Bolster, RD, LDN, Nutrition Programs Manager, to learn more.

How to Become a NHFB Summer Food Service Program Site

Additional Resources

  • 2023 Resources – Coming Soon!