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Arizona Summer Food Service Benefits

Program Description

While learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations (i.e. school intercessions and summer vacation), when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Without the help of the SFSP, many children are hungry and undernourished when school is not in session.

SFSP is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Sponsors of SFSP must sign an agreement with ADE in order to run the program. The SFSP reimburses approved sponsors for serving meals that meet Federal nutritional guidelines. Sponsors receive payments based on the number of meals they serve. All meals are served free to eligible children.

General Program Requirements

For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Arizona.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for the Summer Food Service Program, contact the site nearest you:

Program Contact Information

To learn more about the Arizona SFSP, please visit:
You can also call 602-542-8703 to ask about Arizona SFSP.