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Faith-based and community-based organizations 
Day Care Centers

Faith-based and community-based organizations (FBOs/CBOs) may apply to participate in Federal nutrition programs and provide benefits directly to individuals, or may serve as informational resources by referring these individuals to other organizations and agencies that participate in the programs. 

FBOs/CBOs that manage or operate afterschool programs may be eligible to participate in the following Federal nutrition programs:

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Through the CACFP, nutritious meals and snacks are served to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides meals to children who reside in homeless shelters, and snacks to youths who participate in afterschool care programs. 

Eligible nonprofit FBOs/CBOs may include emergency shelters, day care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, settlement houses, Head Start programs, and institutions providing day care services to children with disabilities. Private for-profit centers may also participate if they receive compensation under Title XX for at least 25 percent of the enrolled children or 25 percent of their licensed capacity, whichever is less. 

FBOs/CBOs apply to the responsible State agency for each state in which they wish to participate. 


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