For children who rely on the meals they receive at school, dinner may not be waiting at home each night.
To help children get the food they need fuel their bodies and minds, the Kids Afterschool Meals program provides free, healthy meals and snacks to children and teens at partner locations each weekday afternoon, including public recreation centers, residential community centers, and other organizations. Menus feature wholesome ingredients like baked chicken, fresh salad, and whole wheat bread. This program operates through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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Looking To Participate?
To find food resources for children, teens, and families, please visit the Food Bank Network here.
Looking To Become A Partner?
In order to be eligible to participate in this program, your site must:
- Have a safe place to serve children (ages 18 and under)
- Serve a minimum of 20 children at least 4 days a week
- Provide afterschool enrichment for children (ex: tutoring services, arts and crafts, recreation, science club)
- Have at least two adults available to lead meal service
- Be eligible under federal guidelines (We can help you determine this!)
- Have an internet connection, computer and/or tablet, a working refrigerator, and sinks to wash serving utensils.
- Meet local health and fire safety regulations
We are not currently accepting applications for Afterschool Meals sites. Please check back in July!
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.