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Applying for Snack and Supper

Food and Nutrition Services provides snack and supper to young people participating in after-school programs in all schools. These nutritious meals are prepared by cafeteria staff and are free to participants.

Program Eligibility
An afterschool program is eligible if it is organized primarily to provide activities after regular school hours and for students who participate in an extended school day. 

  • Programs must provide participants with regularly scheduled activities in an organized, structured, and supervised environment. 
  • Programs must include educational or enrichment activities.
  • After-school program opportunities must be open to all. A limited enrollment program such as an intramural sports team cannot receive meals unless there are other after-school opportunities that are open to all.
  • Programs may not charge for or include a fee for participants to receive meals or snacks.

Participant Eligibility

  • Be 2 - 18 years old or turning 19 during the school year. 
  • Persons with a disability – physical or mental - are eligible regardless of age. 
  • Young people need not participate in the offered activities to receive a snack. 
  • Participants need not attend the school where the Afterschool program is held.
Register to Receive Afterschool Snack and Supper
  1. Complete the online registration.
  2. Visit the school's cafeteria and inform the manager that you submitted a registration.
  3. Meet with your school’s cafeteria manager for snack training. The cafeteria manager will determine the start date based on when the food items are available, and staffing is in place.

Food and Nutrition Services requires 10 business days to begin meal service. Supper must be served within 1 hour of the last bell. Registration is required for each program occurring at your school. (For example, if you have five programs, you will submit five applications.)

Training

Snack Program Training

Supper – No Training. Food and Nutrition staff is responsible for serving meals.

Snack - Training is required for the snack program since it is served by the after-school program staff rather than cafeteria staff. 

  • Those responsible for serving snacks must meet with the cafeteria manager for training. 
  • Snacks cannot be provided until the designated staff has received training. 
  • Training can be provided to new afterschool staff anytime during the school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals delivered?

Supper is prepared and served by cafeteria staff in the same way as school lunch. For snacks, after-school coordinators are responsible for serving. You will meet with your school’s cafeteria manager to make arrangement for pick up.

What do I do if my enrollment changes?

Most adjustments can be made by contacting your school's cafeteria manager. Significant changes can take up to 10 business days.