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Summer Food Service Program Applications Open

Do you regularly engage with youth during meal times over the summer in Seattle? If so, then good news! We are currently accepting applications to become a Summer Food Service Site through the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program), a USDA-funded program that provides healthy meals to youth aged 18 and under throughout the summer. SFSP Sites collaborate closely with the City of Seattle’s Food and Nutrition Team to provide meals free of charge!  

Find the application to be a Summer Food Service Site at! The application deadline is Sunday, April 19, 2024 – Any questions and all returned SFSP apps should be sent to

Site Eligibility requirements: 

  • Work with children aged 0-18. 
  • Operate within Seattle City Limits where 50 percent or more of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals: Feel free to apply and we will check for you! 

Benefits of becoming a Summer Food Service Site: 

  • Serve nutritious lunches and breakfasts or snacks to program youth, provided by the SFSP!  
  • Create valuable opportunities for skill growth – Use SFSP to teach service skills to young employees and volunteers! 
  • Track your impact metrics! Know how many folks are accessing food at your site through our joint recordkeeping and gain valuable insight into summer long food service trends.  
  • Summer Food Service lasts eight weeks, shortly after school lets out to late August, providing nutrition continuity from school-year to school-year. 
  • Become a part of a community of over 200 sites that have served with the Summer Food Service Program, spanning more than 40 Seattle neighborhoods!  
  • Become familiar with the families and youth in your neighborhood by serving your community! 

Apply to be a site today at