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Supper Program FAQ

CCSD Supper Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to a few of our frequently asked questions about the supper program. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us.

What types of suppers are served?

Meals meeting CACFP meal patterns and the South Carolina Menu Planning Guidelines are eligible for reimbursement. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, non-fat milk, and meat/meat alternate (like roasted chicken and hamburgers) are served.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Supper ProgramSchools where at least 50% of the enrolled students are certified as eligible for free or reduced-price meals may participate.
  • All children who are 18 years old and under at the start of the school year are eligible to receive a free meal. There is no age limit for children with disabilities.
  • One meal per student, no seconds or substitutions allowed.
  • Supper must be eaten in a designated area (cafeteria), no 'to go' meals permitted.
  • No adults (teachers, after school staff, nutrition services employees, etc.) are eligible to participate.

When is supper served?

  • The serving time varies by school. Our goal is to begin supper service within 15 minutes of each school’s dismissal time.
  • Supper is served Monday – Friday, based on the after school program schedule. Some programs run Monday – Thursday or Mon., Wed., Fri. only, and in those cases, supper is only served during program evenings.
  • ARAMP is not available over holidays, weekends, or days the after school program is closed.

What training is required to participate?

Training is held annually for nutrition services employees, after school staff, and school administration. Training must be completed prior to the start of the ARAMP. Topics covered include Civil Rights, Meal Components/Meal Patterns, and Recordkeeping (attendance, meal count, production).

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