2012 Detroit Summer Food Service Program Sites
The above map displays the summer food sites that were available to children in the city of Detroit during the summer of 2012. As part of the Community Eligibility Option, every child attending Detroit Public Schools is eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch during the school year, and the city is eligible to offer summer meals to all children as well.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), administered by the USDA’s Department of Food and Nutrition Service, is designed to fill a nutrition gap for children who rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year and prepare children for success once the school year begins again. Sites which are designated “Open” are available for all children in areas of high need. Sites can also offer meals to children participating in programming and camp, or children of migrant families. There were nearly 200 summer food sites in Detroit in 2012, more than 400 in Southeastern Michigan, and more than 1,110 across the state. In 2013, Michigan No Kid Hungry has targeted a 4% increase in summer food participation and will engage in the site recruitment, community organizing, marketing, and resource support efforts necessary to make that goal a reality.