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Programs > School / Community Nutrition > Nutrition Programs
Child and Adult Care Food Program
What is the CACFP?

Child and Adult Care Food Program - Children eating

The Child and Adult Care Fo
od Program provides funding for meals and snacks served in eligible  child care centers, adult day care centers, family child care homes, and after-school programs. In order to be eligible for cash reimbursement, meals and snacks must meet specific nutrition requirements.

In Maryland, the program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education's School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch.

Program Components of the CACFP:

Child Care Center Component
Adult Day Care Center Component 
Family Child Care Center Component
Afterschool Meals and Snacks Component
Homeless Shelter Component

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, State law, and the Maryland State Department of Education policy, discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Contact Information
School and Community Nutrition Programs
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  (410) 767-0214
TTY/TDD:  (410) 333-6442
Fax:  (410) 333-2635/(410) 333-2619
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