It’s National CACFP Week! Join Hunger Solutions New York in celebrating the childcare providers, afterschool programs, and schools that serve healthy meals and snacks to children in their care through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Across New York, hundreds of thousands of children access nutritious meals through CACFP. Children in programs that serve meals through CACFP develop lifelong healthy eating habits and have improved nutrition security.

Reimbursement through CACFP can help offset the costs of food expenses for both child care providers and families. CACFP can help make childcare more affordable for families while also improving the quality of care. Thousands of childcare providers and afterschool programs already participate in CACFP, but many more are eligible but not enrolled.

Take action to help expand awareness of this important program:

Learn more

Visit ChildcareMealsNY.org or AfterschoolMealsNY.org to learn about serving creditable meals through CACFP, how to apply, meal pattern requirements, and more.

Share Your CACFP Story

Sharing your experience with serving meals through CACFP can help raise awareness for families and providers about this crucial support for children, families, and providers. If you are currently participating in CACFP, please consider sharing your story using our online form.

Visit our website to see how we have used CACFP stories in the past to highlight providers who are nourishing kids with healthy meals and snacks through CACFP.

Post on Social Media

Please post on social media during National CACFP Week to show your support and raise awareness of this important program!
Tag us using the hashtag #CACFPweek.

Sample posts are available below:

#CACFP is a crucial support for kids, families & providers. Learn how #afterschool programs and #childcare providers can join to receive reimbursement for serving healthy food: ChildcareMealsNY.org #CACFPWeek
It’s #CACFPWeek! Help us celebrate the many schools, programs & providers that provide youth with healthy #AfterschoolMeals & #ChildcareMeals. Learn more about how your program can qualify: ChildCareMealsNY.org
#Childcare providers: do you serve healthy meals and snacks to the children in your care? Did you know #CACFP provides reimbursement to help offset your food costs? Learn more today: ChildCareMealsNY.org #CACFPWeek

Questions about CACFP? Interested in getting started? Contact Kayla.Snyder@HungerSolutionsNY.org to learn more.