About the Nutrition Program
Beginning in 2014, Youthprise took on an essential role as a hub--- coordinating, recruiting, training and supporting programs in serving snacks and meals year-round. In 2018 we supported 52 Nutrition sites across the Twin Cities and served over 253,000 meals to over 5,000 young people ages 6 - 18. The Youthprise model is specifically designed to eliminate barriers to participation where there is a great need for assistance in providing meals. Youthprise was sought out to initiate a sponsorship role in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that would allow small to medium size youth-serving organizations to serve free meals through federal nutrition programs, thus allowing their money to be put back into program and staffing instead of food for their youth.
Our Nutrition Program is a part of our Health and Safety focus area. Our goal is to promote the health and safety of young people by meeting basic needs and holistically addressing health concerns that impact youth in our communities. When young people are out of school, they shouldn’t have to worry about where meals are coming from. Year-round meals are provided to youth at trusted locations in the community, where youth are not only encouraged to participate in programming but also have the space to provide input into their menus. The Youthprise Nutrition Hub provides meals at Public Libraries, Recreation Centers, Churches, Schools and local youth-serving Non-Profits.
CACFP Afterschool Meals enrollment open until February 2020. Select application '19 - 20 At Risk After-School Meals'
Summer Meals enrollment opens March 2020. Select application '2020 Summer Meals'