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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

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The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to youth in Colorado all summer long. Anyone 18 years of age and younger is welcome to eat a meal with their friends at participating sites throughout the summer.

Learn more about how to apply, including:

  • Application Instructions
  • Application Deadlines
  • Sponsor Checklist

  • Fact Sheet
  • Mapping Tools
  • Summer Meal Calculator

Learn more about how to submit a reimbursement claim, including:

  • Reimbursement Rates
  • Claim Instructions
  • Upload Instructions

  • Deadlines
  • Common Claim Questions
  • Meal Count Forms 

Learn more about program requirements, including:

  • Menu planning
  • Financial management
  • Required Documentation

  • Procurement
  • Program policy and guidance
  • Training

Learn more about the outreach toolkit, including:

  • How sponsors, sites, and partner organizations can use these tools to communicate and inform families of nearby summer meal sites.

Frequently Requested:

View child nutrition waivers

When the sponsor, county and/or operations are impacted by COVID-19, sponsors may offer non-congregate meal service and parent/guardian pickup. If these flexibilities are needed at any time during summer operations, complete this waiver request form. Requests must be approved by CDE.


Need more information? Contact the Summer team at with questions.