The Child and Adult Care Food Program
...provides funding to serve nutritious meals to children enrolled in child development programs and before and after care programs. CACFP promotes school-readiness by providing nutritious meals - programs may serve up to two meals and one snack per day - that aid childrenís cognitive and physical development. Studies show that CACFP meals are nutritionally superior to those served to children in child care settings that donít participate in the program. The program can also supplement the budgets of low-income families and child development providers.
Follow this link to USDA's information on CACFP.
Maryland Hunger Solutions can help by:
- giving presentations to your networks about the benefits of and how to participate in CACFP;
- providing outreach materials to inform your network about CACFP;
- assisting you in completing the application to enroll in CACFP