The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
​for Afterschool Programs

The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides money for healthy meals.
 
You can participate in the Food Program if your program is in a geographic area that is designated as low-income by the USDA. You can view the map here or give us a call and we can help you determine if you qualify.

We have two different ways that afterschool programs can participate in the CACFP. Choose the model that works best for you.


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Get started today!
  
The first step is to contact us by phone or email. First, we’ll make sure that you can participate in the CACFP.


If you are eligible to participate, we’ll
  • provide training, and
  • review your existing menus or help you set up new ones.

You usually start getting paid or receiving meals as soon as you are keeping all the required records. 


Model 1: You prepare meals or
​hold your own contract with a caterer
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If your afterschool program makes their own meals or wants to hold a contract for meals, then these are your CACFP tasks:
  
Every day, you need to:
  • Keep attendance records
  • Record how many children ate using paper or an easy mobile app
  • Record your menu

Every month, you need to:
  • Send your meal counts, menus and receipts to Partners in Quality Care

Every year, you need to:
  • Receive training from Partners in  Quality Care

With this way of participating, you will receive a check every month from Partners in Quality Care that you can use to pay for food.​​
Model 2: You want meals/snacks to be delivered to your program at no cost to you
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If your afterschool program doesn't prepare meals and doesn't want to hold a catering contract, Partners in Quality Care will hold the catering contract on your behalf.

If you choose this model, the meals will be delivered to your program at no cost to you. Partners in Quality Care will retain the CACFP funds to pay for the meals that we order for your program.

If you participate this way, you need to:
  •  ​Keep attendance records
  • Record how many children ate using paper or an easy mobile app

Every year, you need to:
  • Receive training from Partners in  Quality Care