Cartons of milk and snack packages stacked on a table, including rice cakes and apple slices

he Afterschool Meals Program is a part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded program established to provide nutritious meals to youth when school is out during the school year. Children will receive a free meal and/or snack outside of their school day while they are in a structured and supervised environment that provides educational support and/or enrichment activities. In 2021, more than 6,231 meals were served to children who otherwise may not have had a meal during out-of-school time.

Program Guidelines

The Afterschool Meals Program operates during the school year.  Youth can receive up to one meal and one snack per day to be eaten onsite. Food can be served at any nonprofit organization that serves youth and is in an area where the average Free and Reduced Lunch rate is 50% or above.

Current partners include libraries, school-based programs, parks programs, and cultural organizations. All sites continue to provide COVID-19 precautions to minimize the risk of illness while serving meals, including following sanitation and other practices in accordance with each organization's guidelines as well as CDC and Public Health—Seattle & King County guidelines.

Are my children eligible to receive a meal? 

Your children are eligible for the Afterschool Meals Program if they attend an after-school program and are between the ages of 1-18. Young adults over 18 with a documented disability are eligible to participate.

The City of Seattle’s Afterschool Meals Program is an equal opportunity provider and follows the federal program's guidelines. See the USDA's full civil rights statement here.

If you are a parent ready to find your nearest Afterschool Meals Program,

Please contact:

Human Services

Tanya Kim, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA, 98124-4215
Phone: (206) 386-1001

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