Marking Child and Adult Care Food Program Week
March 10, 2017 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in cooperation with End Child Hunger SC, recognizes March 12 through March 18 as CACFP Week. During this week, we raise awareness of programs serving nutritious meals and snacks to children and adults in care facilities.
“CACFP strengthens families in South Carolina by increasing their access to healthy food,” said Mary Abney-Young, program manager for S.C. Child Care Early Care and Education.
CACFP is a federally funded program that provides meal reimbursements to child and adult care centers as well as child care homes for serving nutritious meals. The program also supports afterschool programs and emergency shelters.
Any licensed child or adult care center can apply to participate in the program. The application must demonstrate the entity meets eligibility requirements and is capable of properly operating the program. Employees must also attend training on program requirements.
SC DSS has administered the program since 1985. More than 1,300 child and adult care programs in South Carolina participate in CACFP receiving about 19 million healthy meals annually. To learn more about CACFP, please click here. To learn more about End Child Hunger SC, please click here.
You may also find out more at the DSS Facebook page, or the End Child Hunger Facebook page.