The PA Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging schools and other non-profit organizations across the state to help provide meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the Department’s Summer Food Service Program. New sponsors must apply by May 31, 2023.
Participating organizations are reimbursed for meals served to children who live in areas in which at least 50% of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program. Organizations approved to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program are responsible for managing the feeding sites that provide the meals to children. Most participating organizations may be reimbursed for up to two meals a day: lunch or dinner, and breakfast or a snack. Those serving primarily migrant children may be reimbursed for up to three meals a day. Click here for more information on becoming a participating organization or a meal site for the summer Food Service Program or call 800-331-0129.