The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritionally balanced meals that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and people with chronic disabilities.
For infants and young children, CACFP meals provide access to a variety of nutritious foods through balanced meals which contribute to the development of lifelong healthy eating patterns.
CACFP meals incorporate healthy foods that are under-consumed by most people in America, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, while limiting exposure to added sugar, which is over-consumed.
Nutritious meals, like the CACFP meals at adult day care centers, are an important way to optimize health and quality of life for older adults and adults with disabilities.
The nutritious CACFP meals and snacks are served to children, including infants, enrolled at participating childcare centers, daycare homes, afterschool care programs, and children in emergency shelters. The program also serves adults over 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in daycare facilities. Over 300 agencies across the state participate in the CAFCP.
The CACFP reimburses child and adult care agencies with federally-funded dollars for meals and snacks that comply with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition standards and meal patterns. CACFP sponsors receive cash-in-lieu of USDA Foods with their CACFP meal reimbursements.
Cecil County Name: Christina Shirley, Human Services Supervisor Cecil County CACFP Phone: (410) 996-0253 Email:
email@example.com LEAs served: Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Kent Counties and Baltimore City
Frederick Community Action Agency Name: Sarah McAleavy Phone: (301) 600-6263 Email:
cityoffrederickmd.gov/cacfp LEAs served: Carroll, Frederick Counties
Montgomery County Public Schools Name: Nancy Oswald Phone: (240) 740-7397 or (240) 740-7395 Email:
Nancy_J_Oswald@mcpsmd.org LEA served: Montgomery County
The Planning Council Name: Lisa Lyons, CACFP Program Manager Phone: (757) 657-0716 Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org LEAs served: All Maryland Counties and Baltimore City
Prince George’s County Public Schools Name: Pamela Watts Phone: (301) 817-0535 Email:
email@example.com LEA served: Prince George’s County