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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded program administered by states. Child care centers, adult care centers, afterschool care program operators, and emergency shelters can apply to participate in CACFP through a sponsoring organization that will be financially and administratively responsible or they can apply directly to the state agency and operate as an independent center.

Centers interested in participating in CACFP should contact their state agency. To learn more about the different type of centers, visit the links below.

How to Participate in CACFP


Tools & Resources

Page updated: March 06, 2024