Supper Program

Expand the Department of Health Supper Program in selected schools - 2 of 5 years

In the second year of the Afterschool Meals Program and additional 16 schools were added to the original 4 pilot schools from last year.  The program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs, is designed to provide a nutritious meal to children in after school programs.  It is available to school in which at least 50% of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced-price   and where regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities are structured and supervised.

At the beginning of the school year, new schools received training in program procedures and accountability procedures for compliance with state rules.  The menu was revised from the previous year adding several sandwich offerings and yogurt and muffin platters which are popular with the students.

The schools that participated this year were:

  • Belvedere Elementary
  • Cholee Lake Elementary
  • C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary
  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary
  • Forest Park Elementary
  • Galaxy Elementary
  • Gove Elementary
  • Greenacres Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Highland Elementary
  • Hope-Centennial Elementary
  • K.E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Northmore Elementary
  • Pine Grove Elementary
  • Rolling Green Elementary
  • South Grade Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • West Gate Elementary
  • West Riviera Elementary

A total number of 337,700 meals was served in the FY16 school year.  In addition to that number, 335 Saturday lunch meals and 1071 Saturday Snacks were served at two schools that offered students Saturday tutorial programs.  These meals were reimbursed through the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food program.