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Overview of Summer Meal Programs Data

Self-serve Summer Meal Programs Data!

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has made Food and Nutrition data publicly available through the Texas Open Data Portal.
Summer meal program data is provided at the site level and is available by program year.

Summer meal programs include:
  • Seamless Summer Option (SSO)
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
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Graphic: Summer Meal Program content overview and data update schedule

Map and Measure for Summer Meal Programs (SFSP & SSO) - Oct 2020-Sep 2021

In March 2020, USDA began allowing flexibility in nutrition assistance program policies to support continued meal access during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This included offering School Nutrition Program sponsors the option to provide meals through Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during the school year.

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Available Datasets for Summer Meal Programs (SFSP & SSO)


Contacts and Program Participation

Contacts, addresses, participation in summer programs for any sponsor and site approved to operate in the program year. 
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below

Site-level Meal Counts Data

Number of meal service days and meals served by meal type and month for approved site claims. Meals served by summer meal programs are reported at the site level. Reimbursements for meals served are reported at the sponsor/Contracting Entity level.
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below

Sponsor-level Meal Reimbursement Data

Number of reimbursable meals served and reimbursement amount by meal type and month for approved sponsor/Contracting Entity claims. Meals served by summer meal programs are reported at the site level. Reimbursements for meals served are reported at the sponsor/Contracting Entity level.
Access these contact datasets by clicking on the program year below

Summer Meal Program (SFSP & SSO) Data Fields and Field Descriptions

Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, All summer sites
Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Summer Food Service Program
Summer Meal Programs Dataset Content Overview Diagram - Contacts, Seamless Summer Option
Graphic: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) content summary - meal counts and reimbursements
Graphic: SSO meal counts and reimbursement content summary

Summer Meal Program (SFSP & SSO) Maps and Measures for Previous Program Years