Child, Adult Care Food Program (CACFP Program)
USDA Food Program
The CACFP program is offered to all families/children who attend Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Development Center and Even Start programs. The program helps us provide nutritious meals to all enrolled children at no charge. All children who are enrolled, will receive a breakfast & a lunch. Extended day care children will receive an afternoon snack. Parents are requested to fill out a yearly Income Data sheet and enrollment form on their child and return the completed forms to Family Services.
Families who have infants enrolled in the program are provided one type of iron fortified formula "Healthy Good Start". Parents who do not wish to use this formula must sign a decline letter and provide their own iron fortified formula.
Under the Civil Rights requirements, we must inform parents of the following statement: "In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination. write: USDA. Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W. Whitten Building. 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity employer".
Also, Head Start provides a letter to all enrolled families, regardless of income for Women Infants and Children (WIC) services. WIC serves:
- Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women
- Infants and children to age 5
- Many working families
WIC Participants receive:
- Healthy foods like milk, cheese, cereal & eggs
- Breastfeeding information & support
- Referrals to health & social services
- Nutrition & health information
- Infants who arc partially or not breastfed may receive iron fortified formula