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Homeless Program

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.

General Information

Overview of CACFP

Civil Rights

Menu Planning Tools

Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

Food Buying Guide Electronic Calculator

USDA Recipes

Sample Menu Form

Combination Food Recipe with Instructions

Combination Food Recipe no Instructions

Recipe Analysis Worksheet

Recipe Conversion Calculation Worksheet

Non-Creditable Foods in CACFP

New Mexico Food Purchasing and Production Guide (2005 Edition)

Easy to Use Grains and Breads Chart (November 2012)

Daily Vendor Receipt

Menu Evaluation Checklist

Manufacturers Product Analysis Sheet

MPAS Sample Letter of Request to the Manufacturer

What the CN Label Tells You

Standard of Identity

Infant Feeding

Approved Infant Formulas

Non-Creditable Infant Foods in CACFP

Building for the Future


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Poster - Required to be posted in facility

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Misc. Documents

Appeal Procedure

Other Resources

  • Child Care Nutrition Resource System
    The Child Care Nutrition Resource System provides you with recipes, resources and information on preparing nutritious meals and food safety.
  • Women, Infants, Children website and brochures
  • Team Nutrition
    The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) has a comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition for schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.

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