Talking to your school district’s Nutrition Services Department


The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides federal funds to serve meals to children and youth during after school hours throughout the school year. Also referred to as the “After School Supper Program,”

• The meal can be served at any time during the after school program
• Meals can be served on Saturdays and school holidays within the regular school year
• Programs can: 1) upgrade snacks to a more substantial meal, or 2) serve a meal in addition to a snack
• Meals cannot be provided in the summer, except in schools operating on a year-round schedule

This two-page fact sheet gives you basics of the new CACFP Meal Program and provides tips for getting your school district’s Food Services Department to be your program sponsor – the easiest way to get up and running