Afterschool meals and snacks provide a nutritious boost to children, up to age 18, in eligible afterschool meal programs in lower income areas of the county. These programs pull children into constructive activities that are safe, fun and filled with opportunities to learn. The meal and/or snack feeds their bodies for activity and fuels their minds for academic success.
School or Community Partners contact Food & Nutrition Services to request the program. Specific information is collected and verified. Once approved, sites require no application forms from parents or guardians to complete. All afterschool meals and snacks are served in group settings, at no cost to the child. This program is ideal for programs that include supervised athletic activities, such as AA County Recreation & Parks, Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. Children who are part of school teams and clubs can also receive these meals as a part of a broad, overarching educational or enrichment program offered at the school.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides Federal Reimbursement for meals and snacks served in afterschool programs that meet the following criteria:
• Are located at sites where at least half of the children in the school attendance area are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals.
• Offer educational or enrichment activities, after the regular school day ends or on weekend and holidays, during times of the year when school is in session.
• Meet licensing, health, and safety codes that are required by state and local officials.
• Serve healthy meals and snacks that meet USDA’s nutrition standards, including healthy foods like lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk.

CACFP Schools & Partners

SY 2016-2017 – 183,866 meals
SY 2015-2016 – 192,401 meals
SY 2014-2015 – 134,117 meals
SY 2013-2014 – 99,086 meals
SY 2012-2013 – 63,769 meals

For more information about the Child and Adult Care Food Program call 410-222-5900 or email jrisse@aacps.org