Posted: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:23am Updated: Fri, 01/11/2019 - 1:44pm

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Office of School and Community Nutrition is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) workshops for all new and returning sponsors. These sessions will prepare program administrators and/or volunteers for effective and compliant operations. Due to the recent policy waiver rescissions, it is critical that all sponsoring organizations attend an in-person training in the winter/spring of 2019.

Returning Sponsor Workshop:  Offered in multiple locations across the state, these trainings provide participants with the latest program information and cover all the main aspects of successful program management.

  • Who should attend?  The best persons to attend would be a Kitchen Manager or Site Supervisor who is involved with daily program implementation. Sponsors that experienced significant SFSP review findings last year or had change in staff are required to attend. Since recent policy changes impact all sponsors, it is critical that both administrative and operating staff representative attend the in-person training session. Due to the seating limitations, a number of attendees will be limited to a maximum of three people.

New Sponsor Workshop: This session is limited to organizations that have never operated the SFSP. The training will provide a complete overview of the program, including sponsorship requirements and application process. Before registering for this session, attendees must pre-qualify to have a clear understanding of how participant eligibility requirements will be met under their sponsorship. To pre-qualify and determine the potential eligibility, contact: Tina Skinner, SFSP Specialist, at tskinner@doe.in.gov.

  • Who should attend?  The person(s) in charge of the actual day-to-day SFSP operation at the meal service site. State Agency recommends two (2) individuals from each agency attend. Due to the limited space, early registration is required.

Additional Reminders:

  • Bring along a valid picture ID: A security screening may be conducted at the entrance of a training location. Be prepared to present a valid picture ID.
  • Workshop attendance is open to everybody: Although completing a free training is a mandatory prerequisite for all new sponsors, it does not obligate an agency to sponsorship nor does it render automatic approval from the State Agency.
  • In case of hazardous weather or poor road conditions: workshops may be cancelled and enrolled participants notified via email.
  • Notice concerning start times!!  All workshop start times are listed as local time (Eastern or Central Time) where the training is scheduled to take place.

2019 New Sponsor Trainings

REGISTRATION DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
REGISTER Tuesday, March 26, 2019
9 am – 3 pm EST
Indianapolis, IN Government Center South - Meeting Rm # 19
402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 -*Plan to arrive early to allow time for parking and security check!
For parking, click HERE
REGISTER Tuesday, April 16, 2019
9 am – 3 pm EST
Indianapolis - Warren Twp. Schools Education & Community Center
975 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Free parking

2019 Returning Sponsor Trainings

REGISTRATION DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
REGISTER Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Indianapolis - Warren Twp. Schools Education & Community Center
975 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Free parking
REGISTER Monday, April 1, 2019
9 am - 1 pm CST
Evansville – Evansville-Vanderburgh Schools’ Admin. Building
951 Walnut Street, Evansville, IN, 47713
Parking at the Civic Center lot across the street. Picture ID required.
REGISTER Thursday, April 4, 2019
1 pm - 4 pm EST
Seymour - Seymour Community Schools, Administration Board Room
1638 S Walnut Street, Seymour, IN 47274
Free Parking in front of the building.
REGISTER Tuesday, April 9, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm EST 
Fort Wayne - Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Parking is free to library cardholders, others $1.00 per hour.
REGISTER Tuesday, April 9, 2019 
9 am - 1 pm EST
Martinsville – Martinsville Schools Central Education Center
389 E. Jackson Street, Martinsville, IN 46151
Free parking.
REGISTER Thursday, April 11, 2019
9 am - 1 pm EST
Lebanon – Lebanon High School, Entrance 1
510 Tiger Way, Lebanon, In 46052
Free parking south of flag poles (not in students’ spots)
REGISTER Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:30 am – noon CST
Merrillville High School Freshman Lecture Hall, Entrance J
276 E. 68th Pl, Merrillville, IN 46410
Free parking at entrance J at the back of the building
REGISTER Thursday, May 2, 2019
1 pm - 4 pm EST
Elkhart  - Elkhart Community Schools Career Center
2424 California Rd, Elkhart IN, 46514
Free parking.
REGISTER Thursday, May 9, 2019
9 am - noon EST
Muncie - Delaware Community Schools’ Central Office
9750 N CR 200 E Muncie, IN 47303
Free parking

2019 CAMP Sponsor Training

Open only for sponsors that operate a program that meets the SFSP Camp criteria! 

REGISTRATION DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
REGISTER Thursday, March 14, 2019
9 am – noon
Indianapolis – Crossroads of America Council
7125 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Free parking