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Feeding South Florida® Announces Request for Proposal for Summer Food Service Program Vendor (SFSP)

Feeding South Florida® – the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida, is seeking proposals from qualified Food Service Vendors to provide unitized breakfast, lunch and snacks for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during 2024.

Interested Food Service Vendors will be expected to provide breakfast, lunch and snack meals for approximately 23 sites from June 3 through Aug. 16, 2024. Some of the sites will serve breakfast and lunch; while some sites will serve lunch and snacks.

Summer months are some of the most difficult times for South Florida families because when school is not in session, children don’t have access to free or reduced-price school meals. In South Florida more than 300,000 kids rely on free or reduced meals during the school year.


“We’re seeking proposals from qualified Food Service Vendors to provide unitized breakfast, lunch and snacks for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during 2024,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “When school is out for summer, kids may not have access to free or reduced meals, leaving them hungry as their parents struggle to find additional resources for food. Participating in the Summer Food Service Program helps Feeding South Florida provide nutritious food to South Florida families and fill the void of the necessary nutrients children need to live, learn and play.”


The contract awarded will be given to a Food Service Vendor with the above capacity for the 2024 SFSP Program Year. Feeding South Florida will consider Food Service Vendors able to prepare the estimated number of meals stated in this contract for children aged 18 and under in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SFSP meal pattern requirements. The successful Food Service Vendor will enter into a contract with Feeding South Florida for the duration of the 2024 SFSP program.


To be considered, a Request For Proposal (RFP) package must be submitted by Monday, April 29, 2024, at 4 p.m. EST to Feeding South Florida at 2501 SW 33 Terrance, Pembroke Park, FL 33023. The proposal must be sealed and clearly marked “Food Service—Request For Proposal” on the sealed envelope.


Proposals will be publicly opened virtually on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 10:30 am. A link will be provided for all attendees.


The deadline for questions is April 26, 2024, by 4 p.m. EST via email at and


To obtain a copy of the RFP please send a request to


The following food bank staff are available to answer questions regarding this RFP via email only.


By ML Staff. Image courtesy of unsplash


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