Summer Feeding Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federal funded program that is administered through the Department of Public Instructions (DPI). Caring Hearts of America (CHOA) is a provider who has been serving children as a sponsor since June 16, 2012, and has prepared more than 100,000 meals to an estimated 1,300 children in Mecklenburg and Union County.
The SFSP serves children and teens ages 18 and younger in low income areas at no charge during the summer months when school is not in session.
During the school year, many children receive free and reduced -price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school dismiss for the summer, many children are at risk of hunger. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again and make children more prone to illness and other health issues.
The SFSP is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children get the nutritious meals they need.
If you are interested in CHOA starting a free summer feeding program in your community or facility where children gather, please contact us today!