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CHILD AND ADULT CARE FEEDING PROGRAM (CACFP)

DESCRIPTION

Child and adult care facilities may participate in the CACFP if they are licensed, non-profit, non-residential child or adult care centers; Licensed, for profit, non-residential or adult care centers which receive Title XIX or XX funding for at least 25 percent of either enrolled participants or the licensed capacity of the center or 25 percent of the total number of approved free and reduced eligible enrolled children in child care centers; or Licensed, registered and approved family or group day care homes operated in a residence; and emergency shelters.

Facilities are eligible to participate if they service people in the following categories:

  • Birth to 12 years of age
  • Migrant children birth to 15 years of age
  • Children ages 5 - 18 years of age for at-risk after school program
  • Special needs children over 12 years of age in care facilities primarily serving children under 18 years of age
  • Functionally impaired adults
  • Adults over 60 years of age

Eligibility Requirements

Day care centers can apply for the program but first must be approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Once approved by Education they are automatically eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities thru the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Questions on this program should be directed to the program contact or by calling 800-468-2433, or emailing at RA-fooddist@state.pa.us.


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