General Counsel Michael Inzelbuch, Esq. today told TLS there is an important factor Mosdos need to be aware of regarding the food boxes for the summer.
“If your school operates a SSO (“Seamless Summer Option”) program during the summer, you can only serve meals for 5 days,” Inzelbuch said. If your school operates a SFSP (“Summer Food Service Program“) School program during the summer, you can serve meals for 7 days (an entire week)”
Regarding how the Lakewood School District is a SFSO, Inzelbuch stated, “Lakewood School District, thanks to the Superintendent, Board President Moshe Bender, and the entire Board, is an SFO program site, so we are serving meals for all 7 days.”
NOTE: If your school is a SSO, you can contact Tracii Butler, Department of Agriculture at 609-292-4498 to see if a change in your program’s classification to a SFSP can be arranged. According to Inzelbuch, “Tracii is a friend of ALL kids and is accessible and very knowledgeable. I have had the pleasure of dealing with her – truly refreshing.”