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The Seamless Summer Option combines features of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This option reduces paperwork and administrative burden, making it easier for schools to feed children from low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods.

Public and non-profit private schools participating in the NSLP or SBP are eligible to apply for the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Feeding sites must be in areas where at least 50 % of the children in the area served, or 50 % of its enrolled children must be eligible for free or reduced price school meals. All children in the community must be able to attend or enroll in sites.

Sites may serve up to two meals daily: breakfast, lunch or dinner, or snacks (three for migrant and camp sites). Sponsors earn the “free” federal reimbursement rates for each meal served.

Related Link:
USDA Food and Nutrition Services: Seamless Summer Option: An Opportunity for School Districts