Extension of Summer Feeding


  • Summer Feeding Program is extended through the end of June or until the school year ends. See the link provided for USDA's announcement.
  • CEs who choose to change programs must notify TDA by October 31 by submitting the appropriate Intake Form. If you already submitted the intake form for summer feeding and plan to continue throughout the SY, simply update your site applications to reflect the updated end date.
  • See the direct links below for Intake Forms according to program(s) selected for implementation.
Program Year 2020-2021 Meal Distribution Waiver Usage Intake Form for NSLP and CACFP
2. SSO or SFSP / CACFP -
School Year 2020-2021 Meal Distribution Waiver Usage Intake Form for SSO and SFSP Operators

IMPORTANT: After October 31, CEs must stay with the program selected through the end of the school year.

  • From this day forward, CEs cannot change programs mid-month. If changing programs you must begin the new program at the beginning of November after notifying TDA.
  • School districts have the first option to participate in summer feeding. Community organizations are allowed to serve children whom ISDs cannot serve.

See the link buttons below for guidance on each program waivers.

  • Once a Waiver Intake Form is submitted, please allow time for processing.
  • Confirmation of intake forms submitted will be emailed to the CE. Keep a copy for your records. If confirmation is not received, check your SPAM folder.

Operating Summer Feeding during SY

  • Purpose:
To feed all children in the community of an eligible area; >50% free/reduced, due to the impact of COVID-19. Be prepared to provide proof of the need.
  • Not Eligible:
  1. School districts only feeding brick n mortar (enrolled) students at all sites.
  2. Sites with less than 50% free/reduced students.
  • Eligibility Documentation:
  1. Documentation to prove the site is in an eligible area.
  2. Documentation to prove the eligible population was notified of meals provided at the open site(s).
  3. Documentation to prove the eligible population has an open site to access meals.
  4. If a site is non-area eligible or is eligible due to a feeder pattern, an area eligible waiver must be approved prior to the meal service.
  5. Brick n mortar (closed enrolled site) for congregate students should have a roster to prevent double claiming. See Q23 of the FAQs 23.If operating a closed enrolled SFSP/SSO site, am I required to maintain an enrollment roster to establish site eligibility or account for meals served? Closed enrolled sites are limited to a specific group of children such as children enrolled in organized educational or recreational activities, and not the community at large; therefore, by their very nature, these sites should maintain a roster of enrolled children.
  6. Tally sheets are only acceptable for open (non-congregate) meal service.
  7. Proof of all documents submitted to TDA, including the Intake Form
  8. All regular program documentation continues to apply.

This list is not considered all-inclusive.

Implementing NSLP Waivers during SY

  • Outside of the waiver(s) selected in the Intake Form, all regular requirements continue to apply.

At-Risk Meal Service during the SY

  • Districts with brick n mortar (congregate) students must serve at-risk snacks/meals after the end of the school day.
  • A roster is required for at-risk meal service.
  • All regular program requirements continue to apply.

This list is not considered all-inclusive.

TDA Statewide Webinars

TDA Statewide Webinars will continue through the end of October.

TDA Webinar Links and Recordings

Region 6 Child Nutrition Specialists

Julie Dorman

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, SNP/SSO



Cindy Scott

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, SNP/SSO



Dina Herrick

Child Nutrition Program Specialist, CACFP/SFSP



This guidance is not considered all-inclusive.

Please see squaremeals.org for further guidance.

Note: If TDA makes changes to the website direct links in this announcement may become void.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This program is funded by the USDA.