Afterschool Refuel

Many kids approach the end of the school day not knowing when they’ll receive their next meal.

Our Afterschool ReFuel program is offered at multiple locations throughout the community, including St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library branches. These nutritious “super snacks,” which include a fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy and whole grain, help kids and teens stay focused and active through the afternoon and into the evening.

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Key Facts

Meals are available at no charge in a safe, fun environment, including winter break.
The program aims to reduce health problems from under nutrition and help kids finish the day strong.
Meals are currently distributed in a grab-and-go format due to the pandemic.

How Afterschool Refuel Impacts Children

More than 54,000 after-school meals were served in 2020.

OFS increased access to 20 meal locations for the 2019 to 2020 program year.

After-school meals help kids stay focused and healthy while they are out of school.

Helping Schools and Organizations

The OFS after-school meals program was built to aid qualifying organizations and make it easy to receive and distribute nutritious meals to kids. Participation in Afterschool ReFuel provides many benefits: organizations can use the money saved for additional programming or staff, conducting outreach and improving meal quality. Programs that have added meals also report an increase in attendance and improvements in student behavior.

Interested In Starting an After-school Meals program?

Review the requirements and fill out an application.