Summer Food Service Reports and Studies

Feeding Low-Income Children When School Is Out - The Summer Food Service Program

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Comprehensive study of the Summer Food Service Program. The nationally representative study surveyed State administrators, sponsor staff, and site staff on program operations and on factors that affect participation. The study also examined the nutritional quality of meals served and the extent of plate waste.


Overcoming Barriers to Participation in the Summer Food Service Program

National Food Service Management Institute.

A report examining ways to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program.


Rural Transportation Grants Successfully Increase Summer Food Participation: An Analysis of the 2005-2006 Progress Report (PDF | 52 KB)

Food Research and Action Center.

The Rural Transportation Grants provide the support needed to increase participation in the Summer Food Program in rural areas. Summer Food plays a critical role for low-income children during the summer months, ensuring that they have access to nutritious food while school is out. The statute requires reports on progress be submitted to Congress in January 2007 and January 2008. This is an analysis of the 2007 progress report.


Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2010 (PDF | 356 KB)

Food Research and Action Center.

Provides an overview of the current status of the Summer Food Service Program.