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Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Summer Sunshine Awards

Each year, the USDA Western Region Office (WRO) accepts nominations for the Summer Sunshine Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements of individuals and groups who, through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), provide nutritious meals to children during the summer months in the Western Region states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Awardees receive a letter and certificate from USDA, a banner, and bragging rights. Honorable mention sponsors/partners receive an "Above and Beyond" certificate from USDA.

Submit application materials to Bianca Smith by Friday, October 5, 2018.

2018 Application Materials

Entry Form: Bringing the Farm to Summer Meals
Entry Form: Excellence in Community Partnerships
Entry Form: Innovative and Impactful Enrichment Activities
Entry Form: Raising Community Awareness
Entry Form: Reaching Rural, Tribal, and Underserved Communities

2016 Sponsor Awardees:

Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program

The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding Summer Meal Program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months. For more information regarding this award, visit USDA’s Turnip the Beet! webpage.

Nomination Form | Word Version

Submit application materials to Bianca Smith by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Quick Reference Guide – Turnip the Beet!


Summer Food Service Program

Locate a Summer Meal Site
Summer Meals Locator
or text "Summer Meals" to 97779

Program Supervisor
Adele Roberts, 360-725-6218

Administrative Support

Hydie Kidd, 360-725-6287

Fiscal Analyst
Pam Fravel, 360-725-6211

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Agency TTY


   Updated 8/21/2018

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