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California Department of Education Resources


The California Department of Education (CDE) is the state agency responsible for the administration of the USDA’s Summer Nutrition Programs. CDE offers many resources to support school district- and community organization-based summer meal programs.

Summer Meals 101

CDE’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) brochure offers a snapshot of the program. This “program at a glance” is a helpful guide to educate school district and community leaders and as a site recruitment tool.

The Summer Food Service Program / Seamless Summer Feeding Option Matrix provides a side-by-side comparison of the programs to help school districts determine the program option that best fits their needs.

Program and Policy Updates

CDE issues Management Bulletins to provide clarification and guidance on issues that arise related to SFSP.

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