The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program
​for Child Care Centers

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 a
  • Nonprofit licensed child care center
  • For-profit licensed child care center and 25% of the children come from low-income households
  
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Being on the CACFP adds just a few extra steps. If you are already providing meals to the children in your care, then you are already doing most of what you need to do to receive CACFP funds.
  
Every day, you need to:
  • Keep sign-in/sign-out sheets
  • Record which 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:
  • Have families fill out income forms
  • Receive training from Partners in  Quality Care

​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,
  • help you collect the forms you need from parents, and
  • review your existing menus or help you set up new ones.

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