Occidental College Upward Bound program continues sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program 

The Occidental College Upward Bound program has announced the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program for its 2021 summer residential and commuter program.

UB will receive reimbursement from the USDA for meals served to income-eligible students enrolled in the camp. Approximately 70 high school students will attend the summer program located on the Occidental campus from June 28 through July 29, 2021.

In order to receive the reimbursement from the SFSP, the meals must meet certain nutritional criteria. Each offered meal must have a certain amount of milk, fruit, vegetable, grain, and meat products.

A federally-funded TRIO program, UB is designed to help high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to post-secondary education. Oxy UB serves up to 122 students in 9th through 12th grades from Franklin, Lincoln, Wilson, and Belmont High school. The summer program is designed to give students a taste of college life and to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school and in college. For more information on Upward Bound, visit oxy.edu/upward-bound

For a list of the complete SFSP guidelines, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp

SFSP income-eligibility is based on the following income guidelines:

SFSP Income Eligibility Guidelines

Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels


Size of Family Unit

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