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.
Name: Christina Shirley Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410-996-0253
Family League of Baltimore CityName: Sharon Bostwick Email: email@example.com Phone: 443-423-0914 Website: www.familyleague.org
Frederick Community Action Agency Name: Sarah McAleavy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-600-6263 Website:
Montgomery County Public Schools Name: Mariann Rutherford Email: Mariann_Rutherford@mcpsmd.org Phone: 240-740-73956
The Planning Council Name: Lisa Lyons Email: email@example.com Phone: 410-967-5848 Website:
Prince George’s County Public Schools Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-817-0535 ext. 41393 Website: https://www.pgcps.org/offices/food-and-nutrition/lp---child-and-adult-food-program
Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595