The Oregon Department of Education, the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council are teaming up to reward exemplary Afterschool Programs for creating and sustaining a culture of wellness for youth and staff. Two awards per will be rewarded.
Afterschool Programs selected will receive statewide recognition, a personalized plaque, and a custom banner, as well as a $1,000 award to be used to further nutrition, physical activity and/or other wellness efforts within their program.
As a sponsor of the awards, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council provides the cash award and a recognition banner for each winner. The banners, a signed certificate and the cash award are presented at special assemblies held at the winning schools and afterschool programs.
Welcome to the CACFP page from the Community Team!
Child Care Centers
Public or private non-profit child care centers, Head Start programs, and some for-profit centers which are licensed or approved to provide child care may serve meals and snacks to children through age 12 years.
At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program
The CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program is a reimbursement program designed to give school-age children and youth in low-income areas a nutritional boost and involve them in supervised activities that are safe, fun, and educational during the school year. This program is officially known as the At-Risk Program. An after-school program with 100 children could receive over $17,500 each school year for serving snacks and over $70,000 each school year for serving meals.
Adult Day Care Centers
Public or private non-profit adult day care centers, and for-profit centers if 25 percent of enrolled participants are title XIX or title XX beneficiaries and are approved to provide adult day care in group settings for functionally impaired, disabled adults, or to persons over 60 years old.
Homeless Emergency Shelters
Emergency shelters, which serve homeless children and their families, can participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP). Children 18 years or younger are automatically eligible for free meals. There are no application forms for families to fill out. All reimbursable meals must be served in a group setting.
Family Day Care Homes
Public or non-profit organizations with experience in managing Federal programs may be eligible to sponsor licensed or DHS-listed family day care home providers so the providers may receive reimbursement for the meals served to children in care.