Sponsor Center

Financial Management 

Budget Planning

A thorough budgeting process can help your organization plan the strongest summer program possible. The No Kid Hungry Summer Meals Calculator is a budgeting tool to help you plan your summer program by taking you through a process of considering resources and costs associated with the program and look at scenarios for different levels of service. It accounts for elements of a summer meals program broadly, including those necessary for a successful mobile meals program.



The Texas Department of Agriculture created a presentation to teach the basics of bookkeeping and financial management in the context of the Summer Food Service Project. The presentation covers the requirements of an adequate Financial Management System and helps sponsors prepare for administrative reviews.


Allowable Costs

The USDA Food and Nutrition Services created a resource to clarify the cost guidelines in the Summer Food Service Program. This tip sheet is designed to help sponsors determine allowable and unallowable costs.