Child Nutrition Programs

 

After School

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Looking for snacks or suppers for youth in your afterschool program?

Last year, an average of over 6,500 kids at 155 different sites daily enjoyed afterschool snacks or a cold supper through the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Program. That’s over 699,500 meals served!

How does it work?
Participating sites can receive a cold supper or snack for their youth. The snack typically includes two components while supper is a full meal. The meals are delivered to your site once or twice each week. It’s important to us that your kids have balanced meals so we include whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables when possible. Each meal meets the USDA meal guidelines.

What’s the cost?
Free! CACFP (Child and Adult Care Feeding Program) is an afterschool meal program funded by the USDA and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. Northern Illinois Food Bank sponsors the program and gets reimbursed for serving meals to children at approved sites. Participating afterschool programs work closely with Food Bank staff to complete training and documentation.

How do we qualify?
If your site is a public or non-profit group that offers enrichment activities for kids and is in a low-income area, your site may be eligible. Contact us to find out if your program qualifies and for more information on how to start an after school feeding program.

I’m ready for more information!
Contact Jessica Willis, Child Nutrition Program Manager, at 630-443-6910 ext. 144, or by Email.


Summer Food for Kids

Looking for breakfast, lunch, or snacks for youth in your summer program?

Last year, an average of 7,600 kids at 112 different sites daily enjoyed afterschool snacks or a cold supper through the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Program. That’s more than 285,600 meals served!

How does it work?
Participating sites can receive a breakfast, lunch, or snack for their youth. The meals are delivered to your site on a daily basis. It’s important to us that your kids have balanced meals so we include whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables when possible. Each meal meets the USDA meal guidelines.

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What’s the cost?
Free! SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) is a summer meal program funded by the USDA and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. Northern Illinois Food Bank sponsors the program and gets reimbursed for serving meals to children at approved sites. Participating programs work closely with Food Bank staff to complete training and documentation.

How do we qualify?
If your site is a public or non-profit group and is in a low-income area, your site may be eligible. Contact us to find out if your program qualifies and for more information on how to start a summer feeding program.

I’m ready for more information!
Contact Jessica Willis, Child Nutrition Program Manager, at 630-443-6910 ext. 144, or by Email.