Whole-Child Nutrition

Summer Food Service Program Clickable Map

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479).

Open.png Open – all children ages 1-18 may receive a meals at these sites.

Restricted-Open.png Restricted Open – children ages 1-18 may receive meals at these sites. The daily number of meals served at this location is capped (due to capacity constraints like using a vendor for meals).
 

Sites are added regularly through the summer so check back often


School Nutrition Programs and Emergency Feeding

One of Ohio’s highest priorities during the ordered school-building closure period, which seeks to diminish the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), is to ensure that students receive nutritious meals. This is fundamental to supporting the whole child. During the ordered school-building closure, all closed schools may continue to receive reimbursement for meals served during the closure under either the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
 
Schools opting to serve meals during the ordered school-building closure period must complete and submit this Feeding Children During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Unanticipated School Closures Application.  Upon submission, an Education Program Specialist will contact you within one business day to complete and approve the application in the Claims Reimbursement and Reporting System (CRRS). The Emergency Feeding Application Process for Schools and Sponsors provides information for schools during this closure including the application process, non-congregate feeding options available and other considerations.


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USDA WAIVER Requests

The Ohio Department of Education is requesting the following school year 2020-2021 waivers from the USDA.

  1. Potable Water Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under 7 CFR 210.10(a)(i) and 7 CFR 220.8(a)(1) that schools must make potable water available and accessible without restriction to children at no charge in the place(s) where breakfasts and lunches are served during the meal service.
  2. Parent or Guardian Pickup of Non-Congregate Meals Served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under 226.2 (Meals) to allow parents or guardians to pick up non-congregate meals without the child present.
  3. Offer vs. Serve Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under program regulations at 7 CFR 210.10(e) where Senior High Schools must participate in offer vs. serve for lunch.
  4. Unanticipated School Closures Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under 7 CFR 225.6)(e)(15) and 7 CFR225.6(d)(1)(iv) allowing school food authorities and sponsors to serve meals during unanticipated school closures at a school location.
  5. Non-Congregate Meals Waiver for Seamless Summer and Summer Food Program Sponsors: a waiver to the requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A), 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D) and 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15) to serve meals through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program in a congregate setting.
  6. Non-Congregate Meals Waiver for the Child and Adult Care Food Program: a waiver to the requirements at 7 CFR 226.19(b)(6)(iii) to serve meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program in a congregate setting.
  7. Non-Congregate Meals Waiver for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: a waiver to the requirements at 42 U.S.C. 1753(b)(1)(A) and 42 U.S.C. 1761(a)(1)(D) to serve meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program in a congregate setting.
  8. Activity Requirements in the Afterschool Care Child Nutrition Programs Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under sections 17(r)(2)(B) and 17A(a)(2)(C) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1766(r)(2)(B) and 42 U.S.C. 1766a(a)(2)(C), respectively, where afterschool meals and snacks must be served in a school or program with an educational or enrichment purpose and FNS regulations at 7 CFR 210.10(o)(1)(ii) and 7 CFR 226.17a(b)(1)(ii) and (iii) stating eligible schools and at-risk afterschool care centers to serve afterschool meals and snacks in a structured and supervised environment, with an educational or enrichment activity.
  9. Seamless Summer Option and Summer Food Service Program During Online Instruction Waiver: waiver to the requirements at 7 CFR 225.6(e)(15) and 7 CFR 225.6(d)(1)(iv) allowing school food authorities to serve meals to students receiving online instruction through the Seamless Summer Option or the Summer Food Service Program.
  10. Parent or Guardian Pickup of Non-Congregate Meals Served in the School Lunch, School Breakfast, Afterschool Snack, Seamless Summer or Summer Food Service Program Meals Waiver: a waiver to the requirements under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act at 42 U.S.C. 1761(f)(3) and Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.10(a), 220.2 (Breakfast) and 220.8(a), 225.2 (Meals), 225.9(d)(7).
  11. Meal Service Time Flexibility Waiver: requesting a waiver to the requirements at 7 CFR 210.10(l) and 220.8(l), 225.16(c)(1) and (2) to allow for meal service time flexibility in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Seamless Summer Option or the Summer Food Service Program.
  12. Paid Lunch Equity Waiver: waiver to the requirements under Paid Lunch Equity (PLE) provisions in Section 12(p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1760(p) and implemented in National School Lunch Program regulations at 7 CFR 210.14(e)7 CFR 225.6(e)(15) and 7 CFR 225.6(d)(1)(iv).

Last Modified: 7/1/2020 11:20:38 AM