After School Meals are served at no charge to all children attending qualified sites that offer enrichment or educational clubs or activities, in which all students are able to participate in.
For additional information, or if you have questions, please contact Lisa Vincent at 503.356.3969
- What is an "After-School Supper Program?"
- Who is eligible for after-school meals?
- What is included in a Supper Meal?
- What is Offer Versus Serve?
- Who can sponsor an After-School At-Risk Meal Program?
- Links to additional information
Oregon is one of a few pilot states that serves free meals and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP After-School Meals give a nutritional boost to children, including teenagers through age 18, in eligible afterschool programs in lower income areas in every state. Afterschool programs that serve meals, draw children and teenagers into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. The food gives them the nutrition they need to learn and grow. When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends, with structured activities, and supportive adults.
- After School Meals are served at no charge to all children attending a qualified school that offers organized, regularly scheduled after school education, or enrichment activities.
- Please Note: Children DO NOT have to be enrolled in the club or activity in order to receive a meal.
- There are no application forms for parents or guardians to fill out. All after-school meals and snacks are served in group settings, at no cost to the child or to the child's parents or guardians.
- Public entities, including school districts
- Private non-profit organizations
- Some for-profit centers
To be eligible, an after school program must:
- Be located in an area of need – Refer to the state list here: http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/nutrition/cacfp/cacfp-public-regular-schools-greater-than-or-equal-to-50pct-eligibility_20140214.pdf
- Be located at a school in which 50% or more of their students are eligible for meal benfits, or located in an attendance boundary of another school that does qualify. (a program can also be housed at a church, homeless shelter or other facility located in an area of need.)
- Have regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities
- Work with school age children and youth through age 18
- Not charge for the after school meals
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) E-mail: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
We are proud to serve Oregon Grown Products in our cafeterias.
Nutrition Services is committed to purchasing local food items from Oregon in an effort to ensure better overall food quality with increased nutritional benefits.
We believe that our local purchases have helped to stimulate the local and regional economies, and have improved our student's health and nutrition by increasing the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from area farmers.