Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

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What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program?

Providing better nutrition and making care affordable are the goals of this federally funded program. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers and child care homes that provide healthy meals and snacks that meet USDA nutritional guidelines. Programs enrolled in CACFP can provide meals and snacks at no charge to families. CACFP also reimburses meals served to children in afterschool programs and emergency shelters and meals served to adults in adult care centers.

Who Can Receive CACFP Help?
At participating facilities, meals and snacks are provided to:

  • Children 12 and under
  • Migrant children 15 and under
  • People with disabilities regardless of their age
  • In afterschool programs and emergency shelters, children up to age 18
  • Adults who are functionally impaired or over age 60

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Toll-Free: (888) 834-8096
Main Line: (803) 898-0959
Monitoring: (803) 898-0971

Mary Abney-Young, Director
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-0958

Greta F. Avery, Supervisor and Training Coordinator
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-7576

Dyeretta Fashion, Supervisor
CACFP Afterschool Meals Program
(803) 898-0945

Cheryl Evans-McDonald, Compliance Manager
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-0971


Nondiscrimination Policy
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that gives meal reimbursements to child care centers and adult day care centers for serving nutritious meals.
  • CACFP reimburses child and adult care programs when they serve healthy meals and snacks as part of their program. 
  • CACFP works to improve, develop, and maintain healthy diets and eating habits by providing guidelines for meals that help children grow and develop in a healthy way. 
  • All meals must meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
  • CACFP also reimburses healthy meals and snacks served to children in afterschool programs and emergency shelters.
  • Over 1,300 child and adult care programs in South Carolina participate in CACFP.
  • CACFP programs serve approximately 19 million healthy meals annually.

Nondiscrimination Statement  

 

Visit the SC Childcare website for additional information and resources for children and families. 

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