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Afterschool Meals

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps eligible afterschool programs and school-age child care centers serve healthy meals and snacks after school, on weekends, and during holiday breaks throughout the school year.

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Child Care Centers

Child care centers and school-age child care programs may qualify for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to help serve healthy meals and snacks to children in their care.

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Child Care Homes

If you provide child care in your home, you may be able to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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OVERVIEW

Across New York, more than 300,000 children in nearly 13,000 child care centers and homes ate healthy meals and snacks through CACFP in 2018.

Nearly 2,000 afterschool programs across New York served healthy meals or snacks through CACFP in 2018.

Still, fewer than 1 in 15 of New York’s low-income students had access to complete afterschool meals through CACFP in 2018.

We can help

Together with our partners, the NYS Network for Youth Success and the Early Care and Learning Council, we provide afterschool programs, daycare providers, and their surrounding communities with tools, resources, and one-on-one guidance to increase participation in CACFP. Contact Krista Hesdorfer, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, for assistance.

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