CACFP in Action

Success Stories

Learn how schools, afterschool programs, and childcare centers throughout New York State are nourishing youth with CACFP.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement funding for healthy meals and snacks served in eligible enrichment programs and childcare settings.

Lyons Central School District

Wayne County, NY

“A lot of our students are from food insecure households. Serving afterschool meals helps ensure our kids get all the nutrition they need.”

– Vince Beltrone, Food Service Manager, Lyons CSD

 Troy Boys and Girls Club

Rensselaer County, NY

“We are ensuring that 1,200 youth have nutritious meals every day. We don’t know what they have at home, but we can be sure that before they go home, they are fed.”

– Patrick Doyle, CEO, Troy Boys and Girls Club

Watertown Family YMCA

Jefferson County, NY

“Participating in both SFSP and CACFP has been beneficial to our program, participants, and the community…the flexibility of using both allows us to reach more people.”

– Bridgette Gates, Senior Director of Youth Development, Watertown Family YMCA

Hudson River Museum

Yonkers, NY

“The financial support enables us to provide nutritious snacks such as fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, nuts, and whole grains that would otherwise be expensive and out of our budget.”

– Araya Henry, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Hudson River Museum

Syracuse CSD

Syracuse, NY

“Switching existing snack programs to supper programs is a sure way to better serve students. […] Students who are well nourished perform better in school, have higher attendance, and have fewer behavioral issues.”

– Rachel Murphy, RDN Director, Food and Nutrition Services, Syracuse City School District