Tennessee Department of Human Services to Launch Summer Food Service Program
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is providing another resource to help communities with the launch of this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The goal of that Program (SFSP) is to ensure children 18 and younger, who benefit from meal programs at school, continue to have that same access to nutritious meals when school is out for the summer. This is done by TDHS partnering with sponsors across the state to provide those meals. The program traditionally runs from the end of May to August when the next school year begins. The Tennessee Department of Human Services, state, and federal partners are hoping to extend the reach of the Summer Food Service Program in 2022. The need for Summer Food Service Program sponsors and meal sites is especially important in rural counties in Tennessee such as Cocke County. TDHS seeks sponsors willing to serve those counties and additional sponsors for every county in the state to help feed children in their communities. Sponsor applications will be accepted until May 1st. If your organization is interested in becoming a SFSP sponsor or becoming a feeding site under an existing sponsor, please contact the TDHS by e-mail at TNSFSP.DHS@tn.gov .