Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that is administered and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The program provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults who attend qualifying non-residential care facilities.

Interested in learning more about the CACFP?

  1. Visit the NC CACFP website at
  2. Click “How to Apply” to learn more about the application process.

Farm to CACFP
By NC Department of Health and Human Services
Explore information and resources on Farm to CACFP and how to incorporate local food into CACFP operations.

By U.S. Department of Agriculture
Learn more about the CACFP, federal regulations, and resources to assist with program operations.

CACFP Reimbursement Rates | Food and Nutrition Service (
View the current reimbursement rates, which are adjusted annually each July.

Leveraging CACFP For Farm To Early Care and Education
By Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
Discover how CACFP can support Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) initiatives.

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