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Nutrition

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), formerly known as Summer Sack Lunch, is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was established in 1968 to respond to growing research that correlated a child’s nutrition with academic success and concerns about the lack of nutrition resources for children during the summer months. The City of Seattle has operated this program in Seattle since the early 1970s.

Site Application

Agencies are invited to complete an application to serve as meal sites this summer. Mailing instructions can be found on the application or may be emailed to sfsp@seattle.gov. For eligibility information, please refer to the checklistApplications are due April 11, 2014, to ensure applications are included with the City’s application to the State. A late application may delay your requested start date, so please turn the application no later than the due date. We will screen applications to ensure the availability of food wherever concentrations of eligible young people live.

Summer Food Service Program

The program provides no-cost breakfasts, lunches, and snacks (2013 menus) for kids and teens ages 1-18. The 2014 program is expected to run from Wednesday, June 25 to Friday, August 22. The meals are served to children at approved sites where at least half the children are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.

Help spread the word. In late June, you can find your closest meal site by:

  • Use the Summer Meals Search Tool that displays sponsor, site and meal information with online mapping tools;
  • Call the multilingual Family Food Hotline 1-888-4-FOOD-WA (1-888-436-6392);
  • Text FoodWA to 877-877 (NEW this year!); and
  • Call our office at 206-386-1140.

For more information, please contact Javier Pulido, Program Coordinator, Human Services Department, at 206-386-1140.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.