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Afterschool Meals Grants


No Kid Hungry Missouri, a project of the Missouri Family and Community Trust and the MU Center for Health Policy, offers competitive grants of up to $5,000 to increase access to afterschool meals programs supported through the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. 

Apply here 
Qualified applicants must: 

Be a school, school district or nonprofit organization. Non-profit organizations must be eligible to do business in Missouri and registered in good standing with the Missouri Secretary of State's Office; 

Be approved by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to serve meals under the CACFP At Risk After School program for School Year 2022-2023 (September 2022 through May 2023) no later than Nov. 1, 2022 (exceptions will be considered upon request);  

If already a current or former participant in the CACFP in Missouri, the organization applying must be in good standing with the Missouri DHSS; 

Complete and submit this application no later than noon CST July 15, 2022. 


No Kid Hungry-Missouri prioritizes grant applications that: 

Increase access to meals after school hours for children in the surrounding community;  

Are likely to result in a sustainable effort, continuing beyond School Year 2022-2023 

Examples of items this grant has funded in the past:   
-    Food service items,  
-    Food storage,  
-    Food preparation,  
-    Food transportation equipment; 
Interested applicants are invited to submit requests for these items.  Other items that will increase participation will be also considered.  
 This grant will not fund purchases for:  

·  Food; 

·  Advertising;

·  Fuel;

·  Wages/salaries; 

·  Clothing; 

·  Single-use items (examples include disposable utensils, to-go boxes and gloves);  

·  Prizes or other incentives for meal participation. 

NKH will host a free informational webinar on Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 pm.  You may register for the webinar at:​




Created at 5/17/2022 10:21 AM by Cindy Heislen
Last modified at 5/17/2022 10:21 AM by Cindy Heislen