The federally funded program provides nutritious meals to children during school vacation periods, though the program operates from June through August in most areas of Mississippi. Meals and snacks are served to children in places such as schools, churches, playgrounds, libraries and parks.
Public or private nonprofit schools; units of local, municipal, county or state government; residential summer camps; and public or private nonprofit organizations may qualify as sponsors of the program. To be eligible, potential sponsors must:
New and returning sponsors are encouraged to attend a virtual training session set for Thursday, Jan. 11.