Capital Area Food Bank of Texas is now accepting sealed bids for preparation of unitized meals, lunches and snacks, for 40 sites in the Austin Metro area and delivery of meals to those sites for the dates of June 3, 2013-August 23, 2013. Public invited to the opening of bids April 2, 2013 at 3 p.m., 8201 S. Congress, Austin, Texas, 78745. Invitations for Bid may be obtained at the above address, downloaded from http://austinfoodbank/sfsp/bid, by calling 1-512-684-2515 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 260-1026, (866) 632-9992 (toll free), or (202) 401-0216 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
2013 SFSP Supervisors Site GuideRequest to Participate
Most children get excited about summer vacation. But for those who depend on a school lunch for their main meal of the day, summer can be a difficult time. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a vacation.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under during the summer, when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. SFSP ensures children have the nutrition they need so that they are ready learn when school starts in the fall. Monday through Friday, children age 18 and under are welcome to enjoy nutritious lunches at any of CAFB's Summer Food Service Program sites. No registration or identification is needed.
Become a Summer Food Service Program Site
Without cafeterias as the natural gathering point, congregations and community organizations are where kids can gather and get a meal this summer. That's why the Food Bank would like to team up with organizations to host SFSP sites this summer.
Benefits of participating in the program include drawing children into supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities; children benefit by receiving complete, wholesome meals; and parents benefit from some help in stretching their food dollars. The meals are nutritionally balanced according to USDA guidelines and are provided to the sites and children at no charge.
CAFB will provide lunch – which exceeds state nutritional requirements at no cost to the site. CAFB meals may consist of: milk, turkey based sandwich, fruit or vegetable, cookie/cracker. Fresh fruit may be used to supplement afternoon snacks.
2013 is the fourth year of CAFB's sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. We are excited this year to continue to expand the program to reach even more children this summer.
As trusted institutions in our communities, together we can provide lunch for children at sites throughout the community.
The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas announces the availability of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Please complete the information below and indicate your level of interest in the Summer Food Service Program.
The program will be available on the following days:
Estimated number of children to be served per week
Please review this document detailing program participation guidelines. In addition, our site requirements include:
I have reviewed the guidelines and our site is able to meet the requirements.
We intend to participate in a Summer Meal Program under the CAFB Summer Food Service Program.
We are undecided about our participation in the CAFB Summer Food Service Program.
All sites must have at least one representative attend a SFSP Site Supervisor/Monitor Training. Training dates to follow.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 40250-9410 or call (402) 260-1026,(866) 632-9992(toll free), or (402) 401-0216 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.