Celebrating 50 years of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Child and Adult Care Food Program started as a pilot program on May 8, 1968. Capstone Community Action sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
The birth of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) as a pilot project was on May 8, 1968. Let’s celebrate 50 years of CACFP!
USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. Over four million children receive 2.2 billion nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. The program also provides meals and snacks to 130,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers. CACFP reaches even further to provide meals to children residing in emergency shelters, and snacks and suppers to youths participating in eligible afterschool care programs.
Capstone Community Action sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program working with home-based child care providers to improve their bottom line by accessing cash reimbursements for serving healthy meals and snacks to the children in their care. Proper nutrition is vital to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of young children. These nutritionally complete meals help the children learn and grow and are the foundations that will help them achieve their fullest potential in the future.
Find out more about the CACFP by contacting Pat Siergiey at 802-477-5173 or 1-866-479-0688 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.