The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and learning programs and makes care more affordable for many low-income families. The CACFP is a meal reimbursement program for family child care providers and child care centers. Each day, 3.3 million children throughout the United States receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP. This program improves the diets of children by providing nutritious, well-balanced meals and to develop good eating habits in children that will last through their adult life.
CACFP is part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National School Lunch Program. In Ohio, CACFP is administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The CCRC is an Ohio sponsor for CACFP.