Fast Facts on the Expansion of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

What is CACFP?

  • The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an incredibly important nutrition resource for low-income working families with children in subsidized child care.
  • Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture CACFP provides nutritious meals and snacks to 3.3 million children in the U.S. each day.
  • In Pennsylvania, as of July 1, 2013, ALL child care providers serving children receiving child care subsidy are able to participate in CACFP. This includes child care centers, family day care homes and relative/neighbor providers.