Afterschool Meals resources

Fueling up after school is easy with these resources!

Fueling up after school

Resources to help feed kids after school

The federal Child Care and Adult Food Program provides generous reimbursements to schools, community organizations and local government to provide snack and suppers to children after school, while children engage in enrichment activities. Without these meals, many children would go to bed hungry. Despite progress, only a fraction of low-income New Jersey students are receiving this nutrition. If New Jersey achieved the recommended 15 percent participation rate, the state would capture an additional $3 million more in federal funds each year to feed hungry children. Here are resources to help you bring afterschool meals to children in your community. 

Advocacy, Outreach & Implementation Tools

More Helpful Links

Even more resources to help implement and fund successful school breakfast programs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? 


Promoting Afterschool Meals

Info from No Kid Hungry on spreading the word about afteschool meals -- key to building a successful program.

Harvard Studies

Evidence that afterschool meals help improve student behavior and academic performance.

Getting Started

Learn more about how schools, community programs & others can tap into afterschool meals.

Money for Meals

Several organizations provide grants and other funding to help offset the cost of serving afterschool m eals.

Need More Help?

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture e administers child nutrition programs on the state level and can help with implementation of school breakfast, summer and afterschool meals.
The United States Department of Agriculture funds and sets rules for child nutrition programs. Find resources and information about all federal child nutrition programs here.
The Afterschool Alliance provides information and support to afterschool operators.This website provides links to funding opportunities and other information.
The Food Research & Action Center provides a host of resources for all child nutrition programs.
No Kid Hungry provides implementation and advocacy tools for all child nutrtion programs.
Learn more about the United States Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which provides funding for afterschool programming.