USDA Extends Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Waivers


USDA.jpg The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  extended all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers through as late as December 31, 2020, dependent on available funding. The move allows schools to offer meals to all children at no charge this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during a pandemic. The waivers that have been extended include:  Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities for SFSPFirst Week Site Visits for SFSPArea Eligibility for Closed Enrolled Sites for SFSP and NSLPTime Restrictions in the SFSP and NSLPParents and Guardians to Pick Up MealsNon-congregate Feeding in the SFSP and NSLPMeal Pattern Flexibility in the SFSPExtend Area Eligibility Waivers, and  Allow SFSP and SSO Operations through December 2020. This announcement came less than one week after SNA's Board of Directors hosted a call with USDA officials to share urgent feedback from schools that have seen dramatic declines in student lunch participation in the opening weeks of school, leaving meal programs in dire financial circumstances. 

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