The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks to licensed child care centers, family and group child care homes,or approved relative providers (a relative provider must be approved through an Early Learning Recource Center and have a signed agreement with ELRC.) Created by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Child and Adult Care Food Program is administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
The Child and Adult Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. The program provides reimbursement for healthy meals and snacks served to enrolled children receiving non-residential child care in private homes that are licensed or approved as a subsidized relative provider by Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) and have a signed agreement with them.
Meals of breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are planned and served at scheduled mealtimes. Qualifying meals must meet the USDA food components and quality specifications according to the age of the child.
CACFP is available to enrolled child care children from birth through 12 years of age.
The Clearfield County League on Social Services, Inc. (CCLSS) is a program sponsor in the following counties: Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren.
The following guidelines have been established for becoming a CACFP provider:
CACFP providers receive reimbursement for meals that meet the USDA guidelines established by the USDA. The requirements include the following:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should
contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.