After School Meal and Snack Program

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Contact: Lesley Nelson

Manager, Child Hunger Prevention - Portland Metro

Email, (503) 595-5501, ext. 307

Contact: Rose Walker

Manager, Child Hunger Prevention - Statewide

Email, (503) 595-5501 ext. 324

Oct. 1

Government Shutdown: What does it mean for you?

Get the latest updates about the impacts to nutrition and income support programs. 

Take action: Share your story about how the shutdown is affecting you.

About the Program

The After School Meal and Snack Program (ASMSP) provides reimbursement to qualifying after school programs that serve free meals or snacks to children. The program is administered at the Federal level by the USDA and at the State level by the Oregon Department of Education.


Children benefit because nutritionally-balanced food allows them to get the most from enrichment programs. Money saved can be used to fund program activities.

Start a Program: Contact Darcy Miller, Oregon Department of Education, and / or visit our new Afterschool Meal Program Guide and read our fact sheet.

What We Do

Outreach and Program Assistance

Through our After School Outreach Project, we work with the Oregon Department of Education and other partners to identify communities that would benefit from after-school programming and help get programs up and running. We document best practices, and share our knowledge with others to improve and stabilize programs.


We identify opportunities for After School Meal & Snack improvement through our work with providers here in Oregon, and by monitoring the efforts of other states. We advocate for these improvements through state and federal policy change, like Federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization.



Jan. 25

Poverty Guidelines

Guidelines were published in January.

Apr. 24

Summer Grants Reports

Summer Challenge! and Business Hunger Initiative Reports

Apr. 24

Summer Meals Participation Reports

Participation Rates by Year

Feb. 10

Food Program Use in Your County

Details on the use of federally funded nutrition programs among Oregon counties, and the level of untapped federal resources.

Jan. 14

Oregon children starting day on empty PDF 54.19KB

School Breakfast Program can help!

Jul. 14

Free or Reduced Price Lunches (F/R)

Children and youth are able get a Free or Reduced (F/R) price lunch at their local school through the National School Lunch Program. There are two main ways to qualify:

Apr. 22

Reimbursement Rates for Child Meal Programs

Including Summer Food, School Lunch, Afterschool, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs.

Jan. 18

School Breakfast Program Fact Sheet

Program benefits, how it works, starting a program in your area.

Dec. 30

After School Supper Program: An Oregon Case Study (2009) PDF, 467 KB

by Eileen Hyde, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Nov. 21

Statewide Analysis of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (2009, Oregon Child Development Coalition) PDF

A new report from Oregon Child Development Coalition presents information on the state of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Oregon today.