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Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Program

The Seamless Summer Option (SSO) program is approved and monitored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Child Nutrition Services.  The program is designed to encourage more school food authorities (SFAs) to provide meals during summer and other school vacation periods. This option combines features of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SSO reduces paperwork and administrative burden making it easier for SFAs to feed children in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods and, for year-round schools, school vacation periods longer than 10 school days.



Janice Ezzell
1116 Liliflora Lane
Leland, NC  28451


Farzi Katkhordeh
NCDPI Child Nutrition Services
6324 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-6324


Information and Guidance


Continuing Education


How to Apply:

Schools that wish to participate in the SSO program must apply individually via the online Child Nutrition Technology System and must be approved in advance to participate.  Additionally, SFAs must mail the following documents to Janice Ezzell (see address above) prior to May 15.



Documents for Program Operation – 2013


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