The food bank’s Afterschool Snack Program provides free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate during the afterschool hours—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools. In addition to providing meals to kids, the program also promotes a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities. The program also offers nutrition education throughout the school year.
In 2013, the food bank’s Afterschool Snack Program served 266,095 snacks to 4,000 children across the Central Gulf Coast.
Funding for this program is provided by the USDA Child and Adult Care Feeding Program, Kraft Foods Inc., Share Our Strength and other funding sources.
We’re always looking for organizations that would like to fund even more sites. For more information, contact our Nutrition Programs Manager, Kim Lawkis, at (251) 653-1617 ext. 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.