Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a USDA, federally-funded program administered by States, that provides reimbursement for meals served in child and adult day care institutions, also in family or group day care homes. The nutritious meals contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults, including chronically impaired disabled persons.
Nationwide through CACFP, more than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the care they receive. In Delaware, as of October 2014, over 923,000 meals were served in child care centers, adult day care centers, and in day care homes. In addition, At-Risk Afterschool suppers had over 3,200 in average daily attendance.
The CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program! Whether you are a provider in your home, at a day care center, in an afterschool care program, or in an emergency shelter, you will find many useful resources for serving nutritious meals and snacks.