Afterschool Programs

Food Program Participation

Picking Vegetables

Program Eligibility Requirements

To participate, programs must:

  • Licensed or legally exempt from licensing

  • Provide care for children after school or on the weekends, holidays, or breaks during the regular school year

  • Provide organized, regularly scheduled activities

  • Include educational or enrichment activities, like arts and crafts, computer lessons, or homework help

  • Be located in a low income area


Click the link below or contact us to see if your program is eligible​

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Participant Eligibility Requirements

Afterschool programs receive payments for serving nutritious meals to youth 18 and younger.  FEEDING OUR FUTURE will have meals and snacks delivered to your site if you are not currently serving food.


CACFP meals give youth the nutrition they need as a routine part of their afterschool program. CACFP reimbursements help to lower the cost of serving meals at programs that provide enrichment activities to youth. 

Checklist

Daily Tasks

Each day your program must complete the following:

  • Keep accurate attendance records

  • Complete meal counts while the youth participants are eating

  • Record any menu changes

Carrots

Monthly Tasks

Each month your program must complete the following:

  • Special Diet Statement/Milk Substitution

  • Post a dated menu

  • Submit claim information to FEEDING OUR FUTURE

  • Train new staff on the CACFP required elements and Civil Rights

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Annual Tasks

Each year your program must complete the following:

  • Renew catering contract

  • Update purchasing procedures

  • Train staff on CACFP required elements and civil rights

 

Meal Patterns

Meals and Snacks Must Meet Basic Requirements

Freshly Baked Muffins

Breakfast

All Breakfasts Must Meet the Meal Pattern Requirements to be Reimbursable

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Lunch and Supper

All Lunches and Suppers Must Meet the Meal Pattern Requirements to be Reimbursable

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Snacks

All Snacks Must Meet the Meal Pattern Requirements to be Reimbursable

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Infants

Infants that attend Afterschool Meal Sites Must Meet the Meal Pattern Requirements to be Reimbursible