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The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program is for you! The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and helps defray a significant part of your food costs. Through the program, licensed family child care providers are eligible for cash reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in their care.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded nutrition education program. The main goal of the program is to assure that nutritious meals and snacks are served to children while in care.

  • Provides nutrition education to adults, both providers and parents, who care for children.
  • Educates children during their most formative years to make healthy food choices.
  • Cuts down on waste in school cafeterias, because children have learned to eat "nutritious" foods.
  • Makes for healthy adults, thereby, reducing medical costs.
  • Provides meal reimbursement for child care providers.

Children, parents and family child care providers throughout Massachusetts all benefit from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Please call us at YFCI @ 1-800-222-2731 or E-Mail us at for more information.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.