Supper Makes Cents for Schools

Serving supper through the CACFP At-risk Afterschool Meals Program makes good sense - and cents! If your district has schools where at least half of the students are eligible for free or reduced price meals, you could provide students at those schools with a well-balanced meal after school and on weekends and holidays. This resource provides an overview of the program, its benefits, and how it can be financially sustainable in your district. The resource also addresses key considerations to make programs afterschool meal programs a success including:

  • Promoting the meal service
  • Planning for efficiency 
  • Serving cold meals
  • Considering branding and presentation
  • Leveraging afterschool program staff to support meal service and clean up
  • Using flexibility in labor allocation