Another high-risk time for low-income youth is during afterschool hours: peak hours for juvenile crime, and for experimentation with drugs and alcohol. When meals and snacks are offered, students are more likely to participate in afterschool programming. 

HUNGER FREE vermont helps schools and community groups establish and expand afterschool meal & snack programs.

We help afterschool program providers:

  • Navigate the federal nutrition programs that reimburse for meals (National School Lunch Program) and snacks (Child and Adult Care Food Program) served.

  • Meet the nutrition guidelines for afterschool meals.

  • Support activities which are an important part of attracting kids to meal sites.

  • Problem-solve barriers to starting or maintaining a meal program like location/transportation or equipment needs.