The California Community Child Nutrition Pilot Project provides reimbursement to nonprofit organizations, such as a food bank, a local chapter of the YMCA or Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and local government agencies (not including schools) to feed children year-round. Through this program, children can receive a snack during the school year and meals during the summer months or during year-round schools' extended breaks. The program operates under the same rules as the Summer Food Service Program.
To make it easier for after school programs to provide nutritious food, several food banks in California sponsor the pilot for after school programs in their community. An ASES Program that is having difficulty receiving food through the school can contact the local food bank to determine whether it operates the pilot project and would be willing to serve your program. Visit the California Association of Food Banks to identify the food bank in your area.
For more information on how the pilot operates, review the section on the Summer Food Service Program Basics.