OCPS Announces Two Afterschool Meals Program Sites

Afterschool Meals Program Orlando OCPSOrange County Public Schools A-4413 announced the intent to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The Afterschool Meals Program is designed primarily to provide free nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in participating afterschool programs.

Snacks and/or meals will be available at no separate charge to children attending the sites below, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability:

Stonewyck Elementary
3001 Stonewyck, Orlando, Florida 32824

Kelly Park School
4700 Jason Dwelley Pkwy, Florida 32712

The Afterschool Meals Program provides reimbursement for nutritious snacks and/or suppers served to children participating in eligible afterschool programs located in low-income areas. Funding for this program comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.

Meals and snacks served to children must meet specific U.S. Department of Agriculture meal pattern requirements. To qualify for reimbursement, meals and snacks must include, at a minimum, food components in amounts specified by age. Supper meals must contain the following components: fluid milk, fruit, vegetable, grain, meat and meat alternates. Snacks must contain a minimum of 2 of the components.

The program must provide after school care with regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities that are structured and supervised. Afterschool meals programs must keep attendance records, daily meal counts, menus and expenditure records to qualify for reimbursement. Reimbursement is available for snacks and meals served to children through age 18 and certain children over age 18.

According to the state, current reimbursement for FY 2223 is $2.21 for breakfast, $4.33
for lunch and/or supper (includes cashin lieu rate), and $1.18 for snack. Meals and snacks may be reimbursed if they are served after school on school days, and on weekends and holidays during the school year.

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