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.

New: Our Afterschool Meals Guide

An overview of CACFP for schools, community organizations, and others considering serving meals or snacks beyond the school day

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.

CACFP in Action

Learn how schools, afterschool programs, and childcare centers throughout New York State are nourishing youth with CACFP.

Read their stories

View our Afterschool Meals webinar!

Learn how qualified afterschool enrichment programs can offer nutritious meals and/or snacks to kids and teens through CACFP.

You can also download the webinar slides

New FRAC Report on Afterschool Meals

Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation

Despite modest growth, only a fraction of low-income students have access to Afterschool Nutrition Programs.

Learn more