The Summer Food Service program began in 1968 as an amendment to the National School Lunch Act, and is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Kansas City branch of the program is coordinated through the Robert J. Mohart FOCUS Center and operates at several school-based or community-centered locations, ensuring that at-risk youth continue to have access to nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch, and/or snack) when school is not in session.
For more information on the program or to sign up as a site sponsor, call 816-513-4501. To find an active Summer Food Site in your area, please visit search this map or contact the program office.
Guidelines for sponsors
The following types of organizations are eligible to serve as sponsors for SFSP:
- Schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program
- Local, county, district, or state government agencies
- Residential summer camps
- National Youth Sports Programs
- Private non-profit organizations
A site can be anywhere that is accessible to and accommodates children and eligible disabled adults, and has the necessary facilities to serve meals. It can be indoors or outdoors. For example, a school cafeteria, park, or church could be a site.
For more information on program requirements or technical questions, call 816-513-4501 or visit the Mohart Center at 3200 Wayne Ave, or visit the Missouri DHSS website for the Summer Food Service Program.