FRAC’s report measures how many children had access to afterschool suppers and snacks in October 2020. The Afterschool Supper Program served almost 1.5 million children on an average weekday in October 2020, an increased of more than 188,741 participants compared to October 2019. As they do every year, the Afterschool Nutrition Programs have played a vital role during the COVID-19 pandemic in providing children nutritious suppers and snacks. 

FRAC has developed a communications toolkit to help you spread the word about the promising growth in afterschool nutrition participation — alongside strategies for making even more progress. The toolkit includes our new report, our national news release, a model news release, sample social media, and graphics.

Full Report: Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation (October 2021)

National News Release: View

Model News Release for States: Download

Sample Social: Download and share additional sample social for Twitter and Facebook.

FRAC’s social media handles: @fractweets (Twitter), @Food Research and Action Center (Facebook), @fracgram (Instagram)

Graphics: Click on each graphic to download the full-size version.