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Participation of Emergency Shelters in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)—Questions and Answers

Last Published: 09/05/2013

Since July 1, 1999, CACFP benefits have been extended to include meal services to children who reside with their families in emergency shelters, under the provisions of section 17(t)(1) of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA).Because the circumstances of an emergency shelter are so different from any other type of CACFP institution, we thought it would be helpful to share these questions, and our responses, with you.

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