Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP provides funding and support to help early care and afterschool providers serve healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in their care.

Quality nutrition is an essential health and educational support for children, yet many go without the consistent nourishment they need to reach their full potential. CACFP works to ensure children receive nutritious meals and snacks while in childcare and afterschool programs, helping to alleviate hunger, support healthy development, and fuel academic achievement.

Afterschool Meals

Afterschool meals and snacks fuel enrichment beyond the traditional school day, so kids are ready to focus and engage.

Child Care Meals

Healthy meals and snacks served in childcare centers and home-based day care settings nourish young children during critical years of brain growth.

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Our Afterschool Meals Guide

An overview of CACFP for schools, community organizations, and others considering serving meals or snacks beyond the school day

We can help.

Hunger Solutions New York provides community-based organizations and schools with tools and resources to help nourish children, including reports, county and district-level statistics, outreach materials, and individualized assistance. We also advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal levels. In 2016, Hunger Solutions New York began working in partnership with the NYS Network for Youth Success and the Early Care and Learning Council, experts in afterschool and early care, respectively, to increase participation in CACFP throughout the state. Please contact Krista Hesdorfer, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, for more information.

Additional Resources

More information and resources from our statewide and national partners.