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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)


Turnip the Beet Award


The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is recognizing outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation that offer high quality meals through the Turnip the Beet Award. In order to be awarded, sponsors must submit a self-nomination form (or be nominated by another party) and a one month menu. The nomination form and one month menu are due to Ashley Moen by October 20, 2017. To learn more, visit the Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program webpage.

Summer Food Service Program - Sponsor Information

  • Application and Claim System

    • Reimbursement claims – due 60 days after the end of each claim month

  • Resources

    • Civil Rights
    • Contracting with a Vendor
    • Food Safety
    • Meal Pattern Requirements
    • Menu Planning
    • Program Regulations
    • Outreach Tools
    • Sponsor Forms
    • Summer Program Grant Opportunities


  • SFSP Sponsor Forms

    • Health Department Notification Letter
    • Income Eligibility Application
    • Income Application Templates
    • Income Eligibility Guidelines
    • Meal Count Forms
    • Procurement Forms
    • Time Sheet
    • Financial Tracking Tool
    • Monitoring Forms

Find a Summer Site Near You

  • Kids Food Finder Map
  • Hotline Numbers
    • Hunger Free Hotline: 1-855-855-4626 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • Text 'Foodto 877-877

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For additional information, please contact Ashley Moen, SFSP Administrator






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