The Afterschool Nutrition Programs, in normal
times, provide funding to serve suppers and
snacks to children alongside educational and
enrichment programming, helping to reduce childhood
hunger in low-income communities and support the
establishment and sustainability of afterschool programs.
While funding for afterschool suppers has only been
available nationwide for 10 years, steady progress has
been made in that short time as a result of aggressive
and strategic expansion efforts on the national, state,
and local level. More children are being drawn into
afterschool programs that keep them safe, learning,
and well-nourished in the hours after the school day
has ended.
This report analyzes national and state participation
in the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019
when compared to participation in October 2018.