Neb. Ed Dept. Seek Sponsors for Summer Food Program

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

nebraska-department-of-education(AP) — The Nebraska Education Department is seeking sponsors for its Summer Food Service Program.

The program provides meals and snacks to children at schools, churches, playgrounds and parks during school breaks.

It was created to ensure children in low-income areas can get meals when they don’t have access to school lunches or breakfasts.

Eligible sponsors include public or nonprofit private schools, residential camps, and local, municipal, county or state government sites. Also, private, nonprofit sponsors and sites are eligible. Program sponsors may apply for up to $15,000 a year for non-recurring expenses.

Grant application may be downloaded from the Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services’ web page at: http://www.education.ne.gov/ns/SFSP/news.html. To request a grant application packet or to verify eligibility, call Nutrition Services at 1-800-731-2233 or email sue.gilleland@nebraska.gov.