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After School Meals

w31a9563Some kids can’t count on having a healthy meal waiting for them when they get home from school. Our After School Meals program provides healthy meals to at-risk children and youth aged 5 to 18 after the regular school day ends.

In 2022, we distributed over 129,906 meals to 1,174 children through our after-school meal program.



Our After School Meals Program, also known as the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is the nation’s largest charitable meal service program exclusively for under-served at-risk children, founded by Feeding America in 1993.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that fills the nutrition gap when other federal meal programs are not operating. It ensures children receive nutritious meals after school: at schools, community and recreation centers, YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other sites.

Meal details:

  • Meals consist of a main entree, low-fat milk, fruit, and a vegetable.
  • Meals are distributed Monday through Friday during a designated time.
  • The Food Bank provides training and necessary tools.

Who can apply?

  • 501(c)3 or non-profit agency
  • Minimum 40 children and teens (under 18) served per day
  • Operate in a low-income area
  • At least 50% of participating children at a site must be eligible for free/reduced price meals
  • Provide sufficient staff/volunteers who have recently passed a national background check
  • Offer services in a safe location for children to congregate
  • Obtain at least 1 CA Food Handler Certificate — ($7-$15)
  • Attend one after-school meal training

For more information or to apply, please contact us.

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