NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Civil Rights for Child Nutrition Programs

Overview

School Nutrition Programs | CACFP | SFSP

All schools and institutions that participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs must comply with the federal civil rights laws. This includes school nutrition programs and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

School Nutrition Programs

School nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), Special Milk Program (SMP), and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) of the NSLP.

CACFP

CACFP sponsors and institutions include child care centers, family day care homes, emergency shelters, and adult day care centers.

SFSP

Visit the "Apply" section of the CSDE's SFSP webpage.