CACFP

The Charlie Brown Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was established in 1970. Regulations originate through the United States Department of Agriculture.  This program regulates the nutritional guidelines that centers and homes must follow.

Charlie Brown Preschool and Child Care Centers participates in this program to ensure healthy meals and snacks are being served.  This program also supplements the cost of food so that meals can be offered to families at no extra cost.

Charlie Brown is also a sponsor of the CACFP so that this program is available to child development homes.  Providers are contracted with the CACFP to submit menus, attendance records and enrollment forms for all children in their home care setting.  This allows the provider to be reimbursed for the meals they serve. State registration is mandatory for all home care providers before reimbursement contracts can be completed.

Charlie Brown accepts home providers in seven North Iowa counties including Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Mitchell, Floyd, Worth, Hancock and Butler.

If you are or know a provider that would benefit from this program, please call the CACFP office at 641-424-5777.

 

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