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2024 Summer Food Program

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The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) provides meals to children aged 18 years and younger during summer break through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals are available Monday-Friday at a variety of school sites and community locations (listed below) starting Monday, June 17th. All sites will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. No application or sign-up is required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Summer EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer)

Summer EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) is an income-based program that helps families who qualify buy food for their children while school is out. Wisconsin will send $120 in benefits for each eligible school-age child automatically at the end of June. Some families may need to apply for Summer EBT if we don’t have enough information.

For a child who attends a school that participates in the Free/Reduced Lunch system but is not aCEP school, they will get Summer EBT benefits automatically if they meet at least one of the following criteria for some or all the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Part of a household that is enrolled in another qualifying state benefit program, including FoodShare, W-2, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or an income-based Medicaid program

  • Known to be a migrant, a runaway, in foster care, or experiencing homelessness

  • Has an approved 2023-2024 FRPL application on file with their school

If a child does not currently meet any of the above criteria, the following steps can be taken by their family to establish eligibility for Summer EBT in 2024:

  • Apply for free or reduced price meals by submitting an FRPL application to the child’s school

  • Apply for a qualifying state benefit program

  • Apply for Summer EBT benefits through the online Summer EBT application

If a family applies for and is approved for a qualifying state benefit program by August 29, 2024, their child(ren) will also qualify for Summer EBT and will be sent benefits automatically. Families can learn more about these state benefit programs by calling 2-1-1 or by contacting their local or tribal agency. Similarly, the 2024 Summer EBT application will be available until August 29, 2024.

School Sites

  • Elvehjem Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Lake View Elementary
  • Chavez Elementary
  • Southside Elementary
  • Olson Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Thoreau Elementary
  • Whitehorse Middle
  • Gillespie Middle
  • Wright Middle
  • Sherman Middle

Learn more about Summer Meals at School Sites

Community Sites

Meal types and serving times vary by community location.

Civil Rights Information

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.