Afterschool Meals

Children and teenagers in afterschool programs need quality nutrition to propel their success beyond the school day.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) gives a nutritional boost to youth in afterschool programs and school-age childcare centers. Healthy afterschool meals and/or snacks can be served after the regular school day ends, on weekends, and/or during holiday breaks throughout the school year.

Follow the links below to learn more about afterschool meals.


Program Basics

Learn more about how CACFP works in afterschool settings, including information about eligibility, meal reimbursements, and how to get started.

Meal Pattern Requirements & Sample Menus

View CACFP meal patterns and sample menus featuring creditable meals and snacks.

School Districts & School Food Authorities

Learn how Hunger Solutions New York can assist your efforts to nourish more students during and beyond the school day.

Additional Resources

Access afterschool meals webinars, FAQs, training schedules, and more.

NOEP Request For Proposals Released

Hunger Solutions New York is soliciting proposals for the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP).



Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. We believe no one should ever wonder where their next meal is coming from.