At-Risk CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) is a USDA federally funded program that offers evening meals to qualified campuses.
The At-Risk component of CACFP is intended to:
- Provide a safe place for school-aged children to go after school
- Incorporate educational and enriching activities
- Minimize the risk of those children becoming involved in counterproductive and potentially dangerous activities
- Provide an afterschool supper meal as an added benefit
A campus qualifies for the At-Risk CACFP if they meet the following requirements:
- At least 50% of the campus's enrollment is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals
- The after school program offers some kind of enrichment or educational component to the students.
If a campus meets all the necessary qualifications to have an At-Risk CACFP Program, the School Principal should contact the Nutrition and Food Services Office at 512-414-0251.