Application and Renewal Documents are due by May 5, 2017.
Thank you for your interest in applying to the DC Free Summer Meals Program (SFSP). In an effort to streamline the annual application process for federal child nutrition programs, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Health & Wellness (DHW) is pleased to announce the development of Orchard. Orchard is a web-based solution that supports online submission of federal child nutrition program applications to the State Agency (SA).
Application deadline to participate as a sponsor in the program has passed. Organizations may still be able to participate as a site and provide meals. Please contact a Sponsor for Unaffiliated Sites to determine eligibility.
Summer Meal Site Sponsors of Unaffiliated Sites
If your organization would like to participate in the DC Free Summer Meals Program as a site and receive meals free of charge to serve to children in the District of Columbia, please contact one of our participating sponsors for further assistance.
2017 Application Process for Sponsors
Organizations are requested to complete an Intent to Participate form prior to beginning the application process. Please return completed forms to the Program Coordinator. Organizations new to participating in the DC Free Summer Meals Program, should contact the Program Coordinator, Elisabeth Sweeting at (202) 724-7628 (office); (202) 368-3009 (cell) or email at [email protected] prior to completing the application.
Supplemental and Program Operation Forms
- Daily Meal Count Sheets
- Site Information Sheet
- 2017 Income Eligibility Statements (IES)
- 2017 Letter to Households for SFSP
- Ethnic and Racial Data Form
- Sponsor Site Monitoring Form
- Site Pre-Operational Visit Form
- Training Documentation Form
Resources and Guides
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Free Summer Meals Program
- USDA Summer Food Service Program
- Summer Food Service Program Guides
- Summer Meals Toolkit
- Meal Planning Resources
- Food Buying Guide
- Food Buying Guide Calculator
- Appeal Procedures
2018 DC Free Summer Meals Program Orientation
Find out more information about the DC Free Summer Meals Program by attending an orientation session. Coming in February of 2018
2018 Mandatory Sponsor Training
All sponsors are required to attend the training to participate in the program and must register.
Save the Date: March 2018 - Check back for registration link in February of 2018
Mandatory SFSP Annual Training: Returning FSMP Sponsors
Location: OSSE, 1050 First St. NE