CACFP can be an
important resource to emergency
shelters that provide
residential and food services to
Emergency shelters receive the highest rates of payment
for serving meals, which meet
Federal nutritional guidelines,
to eligible children.
Residents 18 and younger who receive their meals at an
emergency shelter are
automatically eligible for free
meals. There are no application
forms for families to fill out.
All reimbursable meals are
served in group settings, at no
cost to the child or to the