Child and Adult Care Food Program Participants and Sponsors
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program of the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is the State agency which administers the CACFP in Montana and ensures that program requirements are followed.
CACFP plays a vital role in assuring the nutritional quality of meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults attending non-residential child or adult care programs, and making care more affordable for many low-income families. A variety of different eligible programs qualify to participate in the CACFP.
A variety of programs that are licensed or approved receive reimbursement at free, reduced, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled children. These programs can include: Child Care Centers, Head Start programs, Adult Day Care Centers, outside school hours programs, and at-risk afterschool programs. The reimbursements help providers supplement the cost of providing nutritious meals and snacks to infants, children, and adults.