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Transitioning from the Summer Food Service Program to Child and Adult Care Food Program At - risk Afterschool Meals

Last Modified: 09/18/2013
Friday, May 31, 2013

This memorandum highlights flexibilities available to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors transitioning into the At-risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during the school year. Many existing SFSP sites are well-positioned to offer afterschool meals during the school year through CACFP. Both organizations and communities benefit when meals are offered to children in low-income communities year-round. Organizations benefit from having the ability to hire year-round staff, a continuous flow of reimbursements providing additional financial stability, and recognition in the community as a stable source of services. Communities benefit by having a partner that provides year - round nutrition services for children and brings increased Federal funds into the local economy.

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