What types of sites are approved for operation?

A site can be anywhere that is accessible to and accommodates children and eligible disabled adults, and has the necessary facilities to serve meals.  It can be indoors or outdoors. For example, a school cafeteria, park, or church could be a site.
  • Open Site – serves a designated area where at least half of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Enrolled Site – at least half of the enrolled participants at the site are eligible based on completed Income Eligibility Applications.
  • Residential Summer Camp – a residential camp that offers regularly scheduled food service as part of an organized program for enrolled children.
  • Nonresidential Day Camp – a nonresidential camp sponsored by a private nonprofit organization that offers organized cultural or recreational programs for enrolled children between meal services.
  • Migrant Feeding Site – food service sites which primarily serve children from migrant families with regularly scheduled meal services.

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