What kinds of meals are served?
CACFP facilities follow meal patterns established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
How is reimbursement determined?
The USDA bases CACFP reimbursement on the type of meal and the income level of participants. The meal types are breakfast, lunch/dinner and snacks (AM, PM and evening). Family day care homes have two income categories: Tier 1 and Tier 2. Facilities earn reimbursement for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled participants.
How is reimbursement claimed?
Keep track of two primary items in your meal services; what you serve and to whom you serve it. Using an online claiming application called KidKare, track daily at the point of service which children are served; and then submit your claim electronically at the end of the month. Or if you prefer, a paper method is also available.
What types of agencies are eligible to participate?
Many different agencies operate the CACFP, all sharing the common goal of providing nutritious meals and snacks to participants.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to children. Because CACFP participants' nutritional needs are supported on a daily basis, the program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for families.
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.
How does CACFP benefit my business?
While on the Food Program, you will: