The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides cash reimbursements to eligible organizations and day care home providers for nutritious meals that are served in care settings.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture administers the program nationwide, providing funding to states.  The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) administers the program in California. 


About the Program

Child care centers, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, and afterschool programs—visit How to Apply to the CACFP.

Day care home providers—please contact a CACFP Day Care Home Sponsor in your area for information on participating.

About the CACFP Branch

Our mission is to provide equitable access to nutritious meals for infants, children, and adults in the community by supporting our CACFP Operators through policy guidance, nutrition education, and training.

Our vision is to ensure infants, children, and adults have access to healthy meals through the CACFP, and our Program Operators have the support and resources to successfully administer the program.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades

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Contact Us

CDSS Child and Adult Care Food Program
744 P Street, MS 9-13-290
Sacramento, CA 95814

Find Your CACFP Specialist

CACFP Listservs

To receive program updates by email, subscribe to listservs by completing the form here or by scanning the QR code with your smart device.

QR Code to scan to sign up for CACFP Mailing List

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VIDEO: Introduction to the CACFP

How to Apply to the CACFP

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