The Seamless Summer Feeding Option: Is it for you? California Department of Education February 2012 . Summer Feeding Programs Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) • • • Separate from the NSLP Target group: summer school and community children Claim all meals as free (in areas with at least 50% F/RP eligibility) Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO) • Run under the NSLP • Target group: summer school and community children • Claim all meals as free (in areas with at least 50% F/RP eligibility) National School Lunch (NSLP)/ School Breakfast Program (SBP) • Run under the NSLP • Target group: only children enrolled for summer school (no community) • Claim by student eligibility What is the Seamless Summer Feeding Option? • A food program offering a streamlined approach to feeding hungry children during the summer. • A part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. • It combines the best features of the Summer Food Service Program and the NSLP/SBP. Seamless Summer Benefits • Uses simplified NSLP regulations • Less paperwork • Simpler monitoring requirements • Same meal service rules and claiming process as NSLP • Same meal pattern options • Reimbursed at “Free Meal” rate* *At sites with ≥50% F/RP eligibility Reimbursement • Current NSLP/SSFO rates apply for service through June 30, 2012. • NSLP/SSFO rates effective July 1, 2012 to be announced in Summer 2012. • All meals served apply toward USDA foods entitlement at same rate as NSLP Seamless Summer Feeding Option + National School Lunch Program = Reaching Maximum Children For More Information • USDA’s SSFO Web page: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/seamless_summer.htm • CDE’s SSFO Web page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/ssfo.asp CDE Nutrition Services Contacts • Seamless Summer Feeding Option Lead: Donna Reedy, 916-327-5866 firstname.lastname@example.org • Your School Nutrition Programs county analyst: Call 916-323-7186 to be directed to your analyst • Your local Child Nutrition Consultant (CNC): Call 800-952-5609 to be referred to your assigned CNC Thank you!