After School Program Provides Free Snacks to HEHS Students


While many busy students have the ability grab a quick snack after school there are several students who cannot.

Hoffman Estates High School is now offering free snacks to its students every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in conjunction with tutoring opportunities that are available through the Resource Center. All snacks are reimbursed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“The after school snack program allows the Food Service Department the opportunity to provide our students with the nutrition they need to continue learning and excelling after the school day ends,” said Stacy Lenihan, director of Food Service at District 211.

This program offers children attending after school activities with a nutritious snack. Snacks currently include a serving of fruit and a serving of whole grains. Healthy snacks provide District 211 students with the nutrition needed to learn and excel.

Palatine High School will start the program on March 8. Both schools have 50 percent or more of the student population that qualifies for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. On average, more than 109 snacks per day at HEHS have been served since the program started two weeks ago.