Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the CACFP is to improve the nutritional quality of meals served to children by regulated family child care providers.

As greater numbers of young children are in child care, this program becomes more important in helping to assure that infants, toddlers, and young children get meals that are nutritious.

How will Participating in the Child Care Food Program Help the Children in my Care?
By being a CACFP provider, you are ensuring that the children in your care are receiving nutritious meals. It has been proven that children who maintain a well-balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables, perform better in school. As a CACFP provider, you will be providing the proper diet which will aid in the intellectual development of the children in your care.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or retaliation.

If you require this information in alternative format (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (Voice or TDD).

If you require information about this program, activity or facility in a language other than English, contact the USDA agency responsible for the program or activity, or any USDA office.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call, toll free, (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  TDD users can contact USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Donna Ramsey
CACFP Operations Manager
(540) 985-0131, extension 601
cacfp@councilofcommunityservices.org