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Summer Meals for Children: An Overview of Federal Aid [August 27, 2020]   [open pdf - 471KB]

From the Introduction: "Since the late 1960s, the federal government has provided assistance for summer meals served to children. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides funding for meals served by nonprofit organizations, school districts, and public agencies to children during the summer. Another program, the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), allows school districts to operate a modified version of the school meals programs(the National School Lunch Program [NSLP] and School Breakfast Program [SBP]) into the summer. Traditionally, summer meals must be consumed on-site with other participants (referred to as 'congregate feeding'). In recent years, USDA has tested alternative food service models,including the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer Program for Children (SEBTC, or Summer EBT) and the Summer Meals-to-You demonstration projects. The summer meal programs and demonstration projects are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)."

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CRS In Focus, IF11633
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2020-08-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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