OLHSA hosts afterschool snack and supper program Posted: March 14, 2017
Since October, OLHSA has been hosting the At Risk Afterschool Snack and Supper program, which is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and is administered through the Michigan Department of Education.
Suppers and snacks are served at Pontiac Academy for Excellence (PAE) following the school day. The snacks and suppers accompany PAE’s enrichment programs including C-2 pipeline (college readiness), tutoring programs, art programs and various athletic teams. In addition, the program has many volunteer staff, including high school students at PAE who are earning community service hours while they help feed their peers.
Through this new program, OLHSA has also been serving snacks and suppers at afterschool enrichment programs at Woodside Bible Church in Pontiac and Bound Together, an afterschool tutoring program located at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pontiac. From October 2016 to January 2017, OLHSA served an average of 350 meals and snacks per day, with a total of 12,921 snacks and 8,637 suppers. OLHSA plans to expand to other locations in the future.