Program Description

During the summer, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas.

General Program Requirements

For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Dakota. All children and youth (age 18 and under) who come to an approved food service sites are eligible to receive free meals. Sites must either be located in low-income communities or serve primarily low-income children. At certain sites, such as residential camps, benefits are available only to children whose families meet the income standard for free or reduced-price meals.

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 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,992 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Your Next Steps

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

Application Process

To find your local agency providing free meals, please visit the Why Hunger homepage.

Program Contact Information

Please visit the South Dakota SFSP page to learn more.

For information about participating in the Summer Food Service Program call:

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