The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program offers no-cost nutritious meals and snacks to children participating in afterschool and non-school day care and enrichment programs.
Do you have an afterschool program for young people? Do you need help providing food?
The CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In order to receive funding to provide no-cost meals for children, all sites must follow USDA rules and regulations.
How does SPPS's Afterschool Meals Program Work?
SPPS provides food to youth afterschool enrichment and care programs at no cost to the program. Program staff are required to complete and provide daily paperwork in order for SPPS to claim and receive reimbursement to cover the costs of the food.
What meals can be provided?
This year, we will have two meal options: Snack and Power Snack.
- Snacks = Traditional two component snack with 2-3 items, and kids must take all items on the menu. For example: String cheese and pretzels.
- Power Snacks = Snack type items that have five components with 4-5 items, including milk. Kids must take all components, except milk can be offered on the side and kids do not need to take the milk. For example: String cheese, pretzels, turkey stick, carrots, a fruit cup and milk (which must be offered but kids do not need to take it).
HOW DO WE GET THE FOOD? WHAT SORT OF STORAGE REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE?
On the site application, you will indicate which SPPS school location you would like to have as your supporting school. You will need to pick up all the food and documents from your supporting school. We are unable to deliver the food to your site.
Some meals and food items will require refrigeration. All food must be stored properly and safeguarded against theft, tampering or damage. Failure to safeguard food can result in your program being charged for lost or stolen food.
What are record-keeping requirements for programs?
Program staff must complete and send to the supervisor at your supporting school site the following documentation on a daily basis. This documentation is required by the USDA. Failure to complete and/or submit your paperwork daily will result in your program being charged for any food received.
- Attendance Record
- Meal Tally Sheet
- Food Production Record (provided by the supporting school supervisor)
- Temperature Log
What sort of training is required? Who needs to complete the training?
All program staff and volunteers that help to administer the afterschool meals program must complete the following training. Failure to complete the required training will result in your program being charged for any food received.
- SPPS CACFP training video (29 minutes)
- USDA CACFP Annual Civil Rights training video (45 minutes)
- CACFP Training Assessment Quiz
How do I sign my program up for SPPS's afterschool meals program or make changes?
- What do I do if I need to make a change to a previously submitted site application?
- What do I do if I ran out of food?
- What do I do if my cooler temperature is higher than 41F?
- What do I do if I have an allergy concerns?
- What should I do if I'm missing a meal component?
- MY PROGRAM OPERATES BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. CAN WE PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM?