Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the Act), Public Law 111-296,
establishes requirements for conducting outreach to households on the availability of Summer Food Service
Program (SFSP) meals. The purpose of this letter is to serve as notification that each school food authority
(SFA) is required to conduct outreach on the availability of the SFSP before the end of the school year.
The provision of the Act became effective October 1, 2010.
Section 112 of the Act requires that each State agency that administers the
National School Lunch Program (NSLP), to the maximum extent practicable, ensure that SFAs cooperate with SFSP
service institutions to inform eligible families of the availability and location of free meals for students
when the regular school year ends.
Outreach may include, but is not limited to: letters to parents, fliers, or
information via electronic or printed materials. The SFA may distribute outreach information through means
normally used to communicate with the households of enrolled children. In order to assist with implementation
of this provision, the USDA has developed a toolkit for SFSP Outreach which may be accessed at