50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating school’s traditional afterschool program or athletic activities.

The program started September 15, and students enrolled in traditional afterschool extra-curricular and sports programs at the 50 participating schools receive a nutritious meal after the school day.  These activities may include band, football, volleyball, robotics club, yearbook club, dance team, as well as academic programs such as After School All-Stars program and afterschool care. Earlier this month, the program was piloted with 58 students receiving meals at Long Middle School, 300 students at Mays High School and 150 students at Douglass High School.  The supper menus range from oven baked cheese pizza with celery, carrot sticks and a ripe banana to slow cooked spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed broccoli and an orange.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at the national level. The program is administered by Bright From The Start Georgia.  The Bright From The Start Supper Meal component offers federal funding to afterschool programs that serve supper meals to children in low-income areas. The following 50 APS schools are eligible to offer the supper program based on more than 60 percent of their students qualifying for federal free-and-reduced meals program and the schools administering an after-school activity or program:

  1. Adamsville Elementary
  2. Beecher Hills Elementary
  3. Benteen Elementary
  4. Bethune Elementary
  5. Bolton Academy
  6. Boyd Elementary
  7. Brown Middle School
  8. Bunche Middle School
  9. Carver High School
  10. Cascade Elementary
  11. Centennial Academy
  12. Cleveland Avenue Elementary
  13. Connally Elementary
  14. Continental Colony Elementary
  15. H. Stanton Elementary
  16. Deerwood Academy
  17. Dobbs Elementary
  18. Drew Charter School
  19. Dunbar Elementary
  20. L. Stanton Elementary
  21. Fain Elementary
  22. Fickett Elementary
  23. Finch Elementary
  24. Forrest Hill Academy
  25. Gideons Elementary
  26. Harper-Archer Middle School
  27. Hope-Hill Elementary
  28. Hutchinson Elementary
  29. A. Jones Elementary
  30. Kimberly Elementary
  31. Long Middle School
  32. Maynard Jackson High School
  33. Benjamin E. Mays High School
  34. Miles Elementary
  35. Parkside Elementary
  36. Perkerson Elementary
  37. Peyton Forest Elementary
  38. Price Middle School
  39. Scott Elementary
  40. Slater Elementary
  41. South Atlanta High School
  42. M. Therrell High School
  43. Toomer Elementary
  44. Usher Elementary
  45. Venetian Hills Elementary
  46. Booker T. Washington High School
  47. West Manor Elementary
  48. Whitefoord Elementary
  49. Woodson Elementary
  50. Young Middle School

 

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