Apply for CACFP

CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) provides assistance to adult and childcare institutions. Its aim is to assist caretaker organizations in providing nutritious meals for their patients. As a result, more than 3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each year.

CACFP benefits can be awarded to those who provide care to adults or children, whether in the home, at a day care center, in an afterschool care program, or in an emergency shelter. CACFP offers many resources to help needy children and adults receive nutritious meals and snacks.


CACFP is a government safety-net to improve access to nutritious food for the following groups:

  • At-risk Afterschool Care Centers
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Child Care Centers
  • Day Care Homes
  • Emergency Shelters


CACFP benefits may include, but are not limited to:

  • Meal Planning
  • Teaching Proper Cooking Techniques
  • New and Healthy Recipes
  • Nutrition Education


CACFP benefits are granted by states. To participate or learn more, contact your local agency or visit the federal site for more info.

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