The Arizona Department of Education presented Dairy Council of Arizona with an award “in recognition of your outstanding efforts to improve the 2015 Summer Food Service Program.”

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Program established to ensure that low-income children, ages 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children by schools, private non-profits and local or county governments. The SFSP is administered at the State level by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). (For additional info on the program, head to

Congrats to Patricia Johnson with Dairy Council on your work and dedication to the program!