Kansas kids deserve increased access to nutritious meals. By working with community partners, raising awareness around Child Nutrition Programs and their benefits, and providing technical assistance, we're effectively reducing childhood hunger in Kansas.
Summer Food Service Program
This program provides free meals to youth in qualifying areas during the summer. Since 2014, through the support of the Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Appleseed has helped to expand access to 40% more Kansas counties and increase program awareness across Kansas. SFSP participation in Kansas increased by 21% since 2014, serving over 1.42 million meals to Kansas kids in 2018. Check KansasKidsTable.org for resources. Click below to read our 2018 SFSP report.
Community Eligibility Provision
High-poverty schools can offer free meals to all students with federal reimbursements based on proportions of low-income children in the school. Only 68 of 307 qualifying Kansas schools adopted CEP during the 2016-17 school year.
National School Breakfast Program
School breakfast is an important to student success, and implementing alternative breakfast models - such as Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, or Second Chance - ensures more youth can benefit from this important program. While participation gains are being made in Kansas, only 50.8 low-income students ate breakfast for every 100 who ate school lunch. Click below to read our 2018 Kansas School Breakfast Report.
At-risk Afterschool Meals
At-risk Afterschool Meals are a component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This program provides funding for meals or snacks served during afterschool enrichment programs or activities in qualifying areas.