Emergency Shelters

  • Public or private non-profit emergency shelters, which provide residential and food services to homeless children, may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and serve up to three nutritious meals each day to children and youth, age 18 and under who reside at the shelter.  The children are automatically eligible for free meals and snacks, and the shelter must certify that each child served is a resident of the emergency shelter.

    An emergency shelter may also participate as an at-risk afterschool care center without regard to location

    For more information, please call the Delaware Department of Education's Nutrition Programs Office at (302) 857-3356, or visit the CACFP Emergency Shelters website.   
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  • Contact Information:

    Nutrition Programs Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397