Simple Afterschool Solution: Meal BREAKS
When you’re dealing with hungry children afterschool, E S Foods’ packaged Meal BREAKS and other Protein Innovations are the turnkey solution. Meal BREAKS let you feed children where they are, with self-contained meals. These are available in three options: Shelf Stable, Thaw & Serve, and new Hot Meal BREAKS.
Our new Hot Meal BREAKS are the answer to our customers’ request for more ‘home-style’ hot meals that are easy to heat and serve. We know you don’t always have access to typical school cafeteria serving options for afterschool programs, so we kept the cooking easy for these tasty times. Now available in five varieties: Macaroni & Meat Sauce, Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Macaroni & Cheese with Carrots, Veggie Chili with Spanish Rice and Mediterranean Eggplant with Cheese.
Keep it simple. Instead of handing kids a snack and a juice, hand them a Meal BREAKS meal kit and a milk and get four times the reimbursement. No need for extra labor, and by using Meal BREAKS you are assured the child is taking everything he or she needs to qualify as a reimbursable meal. More food for the student, more money for the school. Everyone wins!
From Snack to Meal . . It’s Simple Math
The math is straightforward. The current reimbursement for the afterschool meal program is $3.54 per meal. That is four times greater than the snack reimbursement. ALL children who participate in a qualified afterschool program in a low-income area qualify for a meal at full reimbursement. Meals may be served in the same spot/location the snack was offered.
Helping Feed Hungry Children
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to afterschool programs to serve meals to children up to age 18 during the school year. The meals can be served at any time during the afterschool program, either at a traditional dinner time or immediately when the students arrive after school.
As part of our goal to help feed hungry children, E S Foods has taken its expertise in school foodservice and expanded it to community outreach efforts. E S Foods currently provides meals to schools, community centers, camps and many other youth organizations nationwide for afterschool and summer feeding programs.