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March 21, 2012

Summer Food Service Program Announces Eligibility Guidelines

The Vermont Department of Education announces the availability of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the 2012 Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). This program is intended to assure that children who rely on free and reduced price meals during the school year continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. In 2011, 50 sponsors served 209,415 SFSP meals to children at 136 sites in Vermont.

Schools, private non-profit organizations, government entities, and non-profit residential camps are eligible to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program at one or more sites. Sponsors are reimbursed on a per-meal basis for meals served to eligible children.

Children 18 and under who are members of food stamp households, receive Reach Up benefits, or meet the income guidelines below are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

SFSP INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES 2012*

Household

Size Yearly Monthly Twice per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly

1 20,147 1,679 840 775 388

2 27,214 2,268 1,134 1,047 524

3 34,281 2,857 1,429 1,319 660

4 41,348 3,446 1,723 1,591 796

5 48,415 4,035 2,018 1,863 932

6 55,482 4,624 2,312 2,134 1,067

7 62,549 5,213 2,607 2,406 1,203

8 69,616 5,802 2,901 2,678 1,339

For each additional household member add 7,067 589 295 272 136

*In U.S. Dollars

For more information about the Summer Food Service Program contact the Vermont Department of Education at (802) 828-5155.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Source: Department of Education
Last Updated at: March 21, 2012 08:05:40