SFWG supports CEP expansion!
On October 20, 2022, The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and 32 national organizations wrote a letter to congress urging them to expand community eligibility in the upcoming Senate version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Community Eligibility Provision, commonly referred to as CEP, is a no-cost meal service option for high-need schools that meet an eligibility threshold of at least 40%. Once implemented, CEP schools are able to provide a free breakfast and lunc
USDA Streamlines Operating Summer Meal Programs for 2023
Effective October 1, 2022, "This rulemaking amends the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to strengthen program integrity by clarifying, simplifying, and streamlining program administration to facilitate compliance with program requirement". Previously, USDA allowed several program flexibilities or waivers for SFSP, but this new announcement manes them into law. These previous waivers were: First week site visits Sponsors in good standing and who have more than 10