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Workers with super snacks

Everett High’s super supper snack serves after-school students

Super snack is available through federal funding under the Child and Adult Food Care Program Supper Program

“This program is available to all students who are staying after school for any functions whether it’s academic help, sports or club meetings they can come grab a “Super Snack” after school as long as they stay on campus to eat,” shared Megan deVries, food & nutrition department supervisor.

“This super snack is available through federal funding under the Child and Adult Food Care Program Supper Program. It’s a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program for schools with over 50% free or reduced or who have students with over 50% free or reduced that feed into them.

“Everett High is our pilot school in Everett Public Schools. We chose to start with Everett High because in the past few years we’ve had a number of staff and students approach us about the need to supplement food after school. Previously we offered a free snack but the new super snack is much more filling.

“Last school year, Everett High had about 750 students who qualified for free or reduced meals; we know there are hungry students on campus who need supplemental food when they stay late at school. We would like to eventually add this to other qualifying schools in the district.”

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