Summer Success for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

By Sarah Eagle
Posted on 08/12/19

The Kosher Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is back in Baltimore for its 5th year. This program started in 2015 with one site serving 3,000 meals. Since its inception, almost 150,000 meals have been served to children within our Baltimore community.    

The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Maryland State Department of Education. This program was brought to our community by city councilman Isaac (Yitzy) Schleifer who recognized the need to accommodate children in the kosher community who could then benefit as do their Baltimore City and County neighbors. Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore sponsors this program; Sara Wetstein, Bnos Yisroel's food service director, acts as the program's manager. The healthy, hot meals at these sites are catered by Tov Pizza.  The program is now winding down after another successful summer.