Summer Meals Grant Program

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Grant Description

Full Plates Full Potential is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for SFSP Sponsors looking to increase the number of meals served at open sites in their communities. We are looking to support innovative ideas or tried and true best practices to enhance Summer meal access by reimbursing costs not covered by the USDA.

Key Dates

Summer 2020

February 19th-April 17th

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Grants range from

For the following:

  • Equipment needed to support opening new and/or existing sites and to keep participating children protected from the weather (kitchen equipment, coolers, tables, pop-up tents, etc.)
  • Outreach costs for enhanced marketing and advertising to eligible participants and their families
  • Food costs associated with providing higher quality, more kid-friendly meals with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Transportation costs associated with serving multiple or mobile sites and/or with providing busing options for participants
  • Staffing and enrichment costs necessary to provide regular activities to attract and engage participating children
  • And more!

Summer Meals Grant:

Milo, Maine

Milo, Maine is a town plagued by child hunger. 92% of school-age children qualify for free meals at school and during the summer while school is out, these children struggle to access the nutrition they need. Summer meals have been historically served by the school during the two…

Feed Kids Summer Grants



new meals served

federal dollars unlocked


Previous Reports

2016 2017 2018

16 County Competition

The 16 County Competition runs from mid June to late August (no sign-up required). The Summer Food Service Program in each county that has the biggest summer over summer increase in participation wins a $500 award.

Past Challenge winners

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