What is a food site sponsor?

Sponsors are organizations (private and public non-profits, schools, local and county governments, camps, etc.) that are approved by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to operate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and serve FREE meals to children.  Sponsors are responsible for complying with all Federal and State regulations relating to the SFSP.

Guidance Manuals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides guidance manuals that outline the regulations governing the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). These guidance manuals are revised annually and are the primary sources of information regarding the SFSP for sponsors to follow.

Guidance manuals have been moved to the Arizona Department of Education website

Memos

Frequently, USDA and ADE update or revise the guidance related to the SFSP regulations. These updates are posted in a memo format during the program year in which they were released. It is the sponsors’ responsibility to check for new memos regularly on the Arizona Department of Education website.

 

Awards

SFSP Awards has been moved to the Arizona Department of Education website: Summer Food Service Program - Awards