CACFP provides year-round federal funding to eligible child care, family day care, Headstart, at-risk after school care, emergency shelter and adult care centers. This funding is used to provide nutritious meals and snacks to lower income participants in these care programs. Funding for CACFP also helps make these care programs more affordable for families. Nationally, CACFP serves 3.2 million children and 112,000 adults a day.
CACFP is authorized under section 17 of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1766). Program regulations are
issued by the USDA under 7 CFR part 226.
Providing supper to kids through an afterschool program? Apply for the No Kid Hungry Grant to earn up to $3,000!
The Virginia No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger by ensuring every child gets the healthy food they need. This grant opportunity is for afterschool enrichment programs that participate or want to participate in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Provision or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to provide free meals to kids. This grant can help with equipment, start-up costs, outreach materials, etc. and will help expand the number of children who receive nutritious meals each day. To apply, visit http://grants.nokidhungry.org/ and use access code “VACACFP2016.” The application deadline is October 31st, 2015. For questions contact Miriam Stiefel at Miriam.Stiefel@vdh.virginia.gov or 804-864-7893.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.