Child and Adult Care Food  

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides funds to centers/sponsors that offer nutritious meals to participants enrolled in child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers.


All children in our program receive their meals free of charge, but the determination of eligibility affects the amount of federal funding the center receives.

Day care programs are eligible to participate in this program if the center is:

  • a public or private nonprofit organization
  • a private for-profit center in which 25 percent of the participants have been documented as low income
  • the center may qualify according to other program regulations

Enrollees in eligible child care centers can receive CACFP benefits if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • are age 12 years or under
  • are children or migrant workers age 15 or under
  • are mentally/physically disabled persons, as defined by the state, at any age if the majority of enrollees are age 18 or under
  • are children enrolled in At Risk After-School programs

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Kentucky Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet, Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition.