Afterschool Meals resources

Fueling up after school is easy with these resources!

Fueling Up Afterschool

The federal Child Care and Adult Food Program provides generous reimbursements to schools, community organizations and local government to serve snacks and suppers to children after school. Without these meals, many children would go to bed hungry. Despite progress, only a fraction of low-income New Jersey students are receiving this important nutrition. Here are resources to help you bring afterschool meals to children in your community.


Advocacy, Outreach & Implementation Tools

Success with Afterschool Meals

Here’s a look at a handful of the many New Jersey communities tapping into federal dollars to feed kids afterschool suppers.

Kids Cafes

The Community Food Bank of NJ is serving up suppers in communities across the state.


The Newark School District feeds children in its schools and across the city.


Dinner is an essential service to students and parents alike.


Paterson continues to expand afterschool supper program.

Capital Area YMCA

Dinners are a community partnership in Trenton.


View afterschool meals data for all NJ participating communities.

More Helpful Links

Even more resources to help implement and fund successful afterschool meals 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.