After School Supper

If your school has an after school program, Better 4 You Meals supper services is a great opportunity to provide a complete day of meal services to your students. With hot and cold meals, fruit, and milk or juice, you can help assure that your students are receiving an entire day’s worth of meals.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program’s (CACFP) At-risk After-school Snack/Supper Program reimburses eligible schools and organizations for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children and teens after their school day ends.

Is my after-school program eligible for the At-risk After-school Snack/Supper Program?

Your school may be eligible if it operates an after-school program in a low-income area. Contact the CACFP office at the CA Dept of Education to find out how to begin your application process. Eligible after-school programs must provide educational or enrichment activities to school children in an organized, structured and supervised environment at the end of the school day, or weekends or holidays during the school year.

What qualifies as an educational or enrichment activity?

Educational or enrichment activities could include arts & crafts, homework assistance, computer classes or recreational sports programs.  Students who are part of school sports teams and clubs can receive afterschool snacks or meals as part of a broad, overarching educational or enrichment program offered by a school.

Afterschool “drop in” programs are acceptable. There is no enrollment requirement, so individual student athletes who attend afterschool programs before or after team practices may receive meals and snacks.

How much money could my after-school program receive?

All snacks and/or suppers served in at-risk after-school programs will earn reimbursement at a set rate. These rates are adjusted every July. The current rate in California of October 2018 is $3.54 for each supper and $.91 for each snack.