After School Nutrition Program (ANP)
We have partnered with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. for our After School Nutrition Program (ANP). The students at GEC have been getting a hot meal, milk, fresh fruit, and a healthy snack all year for free. The food is delivered right to the front door of the Center. The agency provides a food warmer, paper goods, (e.g. sporks, napkins, straws) and uses our refrigerator to keep the milk and fruit fresh. We are so thankful to Child Care of Southwest Florida for its hard work and the food they provide for our students. Some of our students eat school lunch at 10:30 A.M. and would not eat again until late in the evening, so the hot meals they receive at GEC provide them with the energy and nutrition to get through the evenings on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the Jr Committee meets and there is a Jr Committee Kitchen Crew where they prepare fresh fruit, nuts, and a very small amount of treats.
Students eating dinner Monday-Thursday
Students on the Junior Committee kitchen crew preparing a healthy snack for fellow committee members.