Summer Food Service Program

SFSP provides federal funding to eligible sponsor organizations to provide meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school is not in session. SFSP sponsor organizations can be a school, camp, governmental entity, private non-profit organization, or a college participating in the National Youth Sports Program. Nationally, SFSP serves 2 million children a day.

SFSP 2017 Application Deadlines

Deadlines to apply for this year’s Summer Food Service Program:
-April 14th for sponsors requesting a June advance
-May 12th for sponsors requesting a July advance
-June 16th for sponsors requesting an August advance
-30 days prior to operation for all sponsors
Applications cannot be accepted after June 15, 2017.

Online Webinar Training

The Virginia Department of Health’s Special Nutrition Programs is pleased to announce the addition of an online (webinar) sponsor training option for the 2016 SFSP. Click through to our training page to access the webinar.

New Organizations

To new organizations interested in participating in the SFSP: In order to help determine that an organization meets the SFSP standards of viability, accountability and capability, VDH does not require 1st year organizations to be sites, VDH suggests that they are sites before becoming sponsors.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.