Update allows all children 18 years of age and younger to receive meals free of charge
Today the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) extended a suite of nationwide waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through the end of 2020, or until available funding runs out. This includes:
Allowing SFSP and SSO meals to be served in all areas and at no cost;
Permitting meals to be served outside of the typically-required group settings and meal times;
Waiving meal pattern requirements as necessary; and
Allowing parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children.
This extension allows all children 18 years of age and younger to receive meals free of charge and no parent/guardian consent form is needed. The student's name or PowerSchool number will not be required as had previously been announced. Parents/guardians or students can pick up meals at any of the 44 Curbside Grab & Go locations.
NHCS will consider expanding the meal program and additional information will be provided. For a list of current meal sites please visit www.NHCSchildnutrition.com.