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Find the latest news and archives related to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

How to Become a Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor

Learn more about the Child and Adult Care Food Program and how to apply.

CACFP Meal Pattern and Menu Planning

The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP) has developed trainings and resources for the new meal pattern which are available here.

CACFP Training Center

This training page includes trainings for both center-based sponsors as well as Family Day Care Home Sponsors.


 

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.

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