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(CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program

School Food Authorities (SFA) located in low-income areas and participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are well-positioned to offer meals and snacks to students in need through their afterschool care programs. SFAs and schools that are eligible to participate in the ARAM/CACFP include those that meet the following criteria:

  • Schools where at least 50 percent of children are eligible for free or reduced price meals, or schools located in the attendance area of an eligible school;
  • SFAs offering educational or enrichment activities in an organized, structured and supervised environment, through an afterschool care program;
  • SFAs certifying that during the last seven years, the SFA and the individual responsible for the School Nutrition Program has not been (1) declared ineligible to participate in any other publicly funded program by reason of violating that program's requirements or (2) convicted of any activity that indicated a lack of business integrity; and
  • SFAs in good standing with all Federally-assisted Child Nutrition Programs which is demonstrated by no outstanding corrective action or outstanding debt owed to a program.

If you would like to receive a streamlined application/agreement in order to apply to participate in the At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program, please contact Karla Wheeler, Assistant Chief, at karla.wheeler@dpi.nc.gov.

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