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.
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