After School Snacks and Meals

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Afterschool Snack Service provides reimbursement to school-sponsored afterschool programs for snacks. A school must participate in the National School Lunch Program in order to participate in the Afterschool Snack Service. For programs located at or in the attendance area of a school that has 50% or more of the enrolled students eligible for free or reduced price meals, all snacks served to children are reimbursed at the free rate. Schools under 50% eligibility are reimbursed by category (free, reduced, and paid). 


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meals provides reimbursement for snacks and supper meals served to afterschool programs that are operated by schools, local government agencies, private and public non-profit organizations, and licensed non-profit and some for-profit child care centers. To participate in CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals the program must be located in a school or attendance area with 50% or more of the enrolled students eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. For more information on the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals School Snack Program, please contact Becca Cochran at (802)-828-1610 or

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