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Frequently Asked Questions


How does CACFP work?
    CACFP reimburses participating centers and day care homes for meals served to eligible children. It is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Who is eligible to participate?
  • Any registered or licensed Family Day Care Home.
  • Any non-profit Day Care Center which is licensed or holds a letter of compliance from the North Carolina Department of Human Resources.
  • Any for-profit Day Care Center that is licensed and at least 25% of enrolled participants are eligible by income under the USDA guidlines.


Who does CACFP serve?
    Children 12 and younger are eligible to participate in the program. Approved facilities and providers can receive reimbursement for up to 2 meals and 1 snack or 2 snacks and 1 meal each day. Some adult care centers qualify.


How much reimbursment will you receive?
    Home child care providers receive monthly checks based on the number of meals and snacks served to each child per day. The rate at which home providers are reimbursed is determined by geographic data, their household income, and/or the household income of the children in their care. Child day care centers rate of reimbursment is determined by the income of enrolled participants.

Contact us for more information about CACFP and to find out if your Day Care Home or Day Care Center qualifies to participate:


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CACFP Links:



USDA Food and Nutrition Service

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
CACFP Home Page





North Carolina CACFP

State of North Carolina
Child and Adult Care Food Program





CACFP Speical Nutrition Programs Resources

State of North Carolina
Special Nutrition Programs Resources




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