Afterschool Meals Program Available at 52 Volusia County Schools

Afterschool Meals Program Available at 52 Volusia County Schools

DELAND – Volusia County Schools’ School Way Café is offering its Afterschool Meals Program at 42 elementary schools, five middle schools, and five high schools this school year. The latest school to be added to the program is Sweetwater Elementary, beginning September 1.

The Afterschool Meals Program provides free, nutritious meals to students at select schools that have after-school programs with supervised enrichment programs or activities. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs. The program is scheduled to run through the end of the school year in June.

Students must be enrolled in an enrichment program, such as Extended Day, tutoring, school clubs, or athletic programs at an eligible school to receive a supper meal.

Two types of meals are offered: a traditional hot meal, or a grab-and-go meal, called a Power Pack. The type of meal at each school depends on the type of school program and the available staff.

School Way Café serves 2.6 million breakfasts and 5.4 million lunches to students each year. All students attending in-person classes in Volusia County Schools are receiving meals at no charge to families this school year. Healthy and nutritious meals help students succeed in the classroom!