Summer Food Service Program Component

This USDA program offered through the Ohio Department of Education provides nutritious meals and snacks at sites that meet eligibility requirements.


2014 SFSP Returning and New Sponsor Training Dates

  • Face-to-Face Returning Sponsor Training - Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the State Library of Ohio - Register through CRRS. This training is for sponsors that had several findings in their last review, have new administrative personnel, or would prefer face-to-face training over on-line training.
  • On-line returning sponsor training will be available on CRRS by March 15, 2014 for those sponsors that are in good standing.
  • New sponsor training will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the State Library of Ohio and Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Ohio Department of Education, registration is required.

2014 SFSP Sponsor Information and Deadlines

  • The SFSP on-line application is expected to open by March 15, 2014.  Returning sponsors will be notified by e-mail when it is open.
  • 2014 SFSP on-line application is due Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • Sponsors may add SFSP site application up to Friday, May 16, 2014.


SFSP Summit 2014 - Rescheduled to Tuesday, March 18

In the meantime, please participate in the first national Summer Meals Sponsor Survey today! Ohio Association of Foodbanks is partnering with Share Our Strength and the Food Research and Action Center to learn more about the schools and organizations sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option. The survey covers several topics and will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The survey will be closed by February 28, 2014. Please click on this link to take the survey

This March learn more about the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded nutrition program for children over the summer months, when school meals are not available. We invite you to join a statewide group of organizations involved in the program at the upcoming SFSP Summit. Special topics this year include the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization, schools and seamless summer, connecting summer sites to schools, tutors and supplemental trainings, making quality meals and procuring food. Click here for registration information.


Application Materials

Administering the Program


SFSP Handbooks



Policy memorandums, resources and links to legislation relating to all Summer Food Service Programs conducted at sites that meet eligibility requirements.

Claims and Reimbursement Reporting System (CRRS)

System used by schools and community agencies enrolled in USDA Child Nutrition Programs through ODE to submit required data and apply for meal reimbursements.

Last Modified: 3/28/2014 2:08:32 PM