Posted: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:23am Updated: Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:03pm

The Indiana Department of Education Office of School and Community Nutrition is excited to announce the 2018 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) workshops for all new and returning sponsors. These sessions will prepare your program staff and/or volunteers for effective and compliant program operation.

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. Ideally, the Kitchen Manager or Site Supervisor who is involved with daily program implementation would be the right person to attend this workshop. Sponsors having had significant SFSP review findings in the past or experienced changes in staffing are required to attend. While most sessions target all sponsor types, a few are geared only towards special types of sponsors. Please make your selection accordingly.

New Sponsor Workshop:This is limited to organizations that have never operated the SFSP. The training will provide a general overview of the program, including sponsorship requirements and application process. Attendees must be pre-qualified and ready to meet participant eligibility requirements before registering. For more information contact: Tina Skinner, SFSP Specialist, at tskinner@doe.in.gov.

  • Who should attend the New Sponsor Workshop: 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 recommended.
  • Bring along a valid picture ID: A security screening may be conducted at the entrance of a training location. In order to pass the check, 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.

Attention! Please review the following information:

  • Notice the different start times! All start times for workshops are listed as local time (Eastern or Central Time) where the training is scheduled to take place.
  • For training sessions scheduled at Indiana Government Center South, prepare to arrive early to find a place to park and walk to the Conference Center.
  • In case of hazardous weather or poor road conditions, workshops may be cancelled and enrolled participants notified via email.

2018 SFSP New Sponsor Training Workshops

REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
CLOSED March 20, 2018
9 am – 1 pm EST
Indianapolis, IN Government Center South - Meeting Rm # 22
402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204  
For parking, see http://www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park/
CLOSED April 12, 2018
9 am – 1 pm EST
Indianapolis - Pike Twp. Schools Freshman Center, Conference Room
6801 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Free parking

 

2018 SFSP Returning Sponsor Training Workshops

REGISTER DATE & TIME LOCATION ADDRESS SPONSOR TYPE/PARKING
CLOSED March 5, 2018
12:30 pm -3:30 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 at the door.
CLOSED March 14, 2018
9 am - noon EST
SFSP NON-PROFITS & CAMPS!
Indianapolis - IN Government Center South, Meeting Room B
402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
For parking, see http://www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park/. Picture ID required.
CLOSED March 15, 2018
9 am - noon EST 
Fort Wayne - Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room C
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Parking is free to library cardholders, others $1.00 per hour.
CLOSED April 5, 2018
9 am - noon EST
SFSP SCHOOLS!
Indianapolis - Pike Twp. Schools Freshman Center, Conference Room
6801 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Free parking.
CLOSED April 10, 2018
9 am - noon CST
Merrillville – Merrillville High School
276 E. 68th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410.
Free parking in the Freshman Center lot. Enter through door J.
CLOSED April 24, 2018
9 am - noon EST
Indianapolis - IN Government Center South, Meeting Rm # 17
402 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
For parking, see http://www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park/
CLOSED April 30, 2018
1 pm – 4 pm EST
Scottsburg – Scott County District 2 Administration Office
375 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170
Free parking
CLOSED May 1, 2018
9 am - noon EST
Muncie - Delaware Community Schools’ Central Office
9750 N CR 200 E Muncie, IN 47303
Free parking.
CLOSED May 1, 2018
1 pm - 4 pm EST
Versailles – South Ripley High School
1589 S Benham Rd, Versailles, IN 47042
At the Innovation Room.
Free parking