SFA-ARAM Quick Facts
School Food Authorities in good standing with their participation in the National School Lunch Program qualify for the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals (ARAM) Program at schools that meet area eligibility requirements
Area Eligibility Requirements
Schools that have greater than 50% free or reduced lunch eligibility qualify are area eligible
Benefits to Children
School Food Authorities (SFAs) can serve supper plus a snack each day during the week to school aged children after school*
SFAs can choose between the NSLP meal pattern and the CACFP meal pattern for the ARAM menus
*ARAMs are eligible to serve a meal and a snack on weekends and on non-instructional days during the school’s regular calendar year (i.e., Teacher Workdays, Winter Break, etc.)
#1 Email CACFPnewapp@dhhs.nc.gov letting us know of your interest
#2 The State agency will provide access to NC CONNECTS.
- This is the online system through which institutions apply and file claims
#3 Complete the online application in NC CONNECTS.
CACFP Child Meal Patterns