Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) & Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

To participate in CACFP you must be licensed or registered by the State of New York as a Family or Group Family Day Care Home, or be enrolled with the local Department of Social Services to provide legally exempt care. There is NO COST to enroll in the program and you must have at least one child in care.

To begin the enrollment process you should call the Council at (845) 331-7080 (Ulster)/ (518) 822-1944 (Columbia & Greene) and a representative will ask you a few simple questions about your program. At that time an initial visit in your home will be scheduled. This visit will help you understand the program and the KidKare website you will be using. Once all the state-mandated paperwork is completed you may begin claiming meals.

As a participant in CACFP you will be eligible to receive 1 of 2 reimbursement rates. Tier 1 rates are paid to homes located in low-income areas and to low-income providers. Meals or snacks served to children who are eligible for free and reduced school meals also receive Tier 1 rates. The current rates through June 2022 are:

  BREAKFAST SNACK LUNCH/DINNER
TIER 1 $1.40 $.78 $2.63
TIER 2 $.51 $.21 $1.59

CACFP MEAL REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

You may be reimbursed for up to:

2 meals (breakfast, lunch or supper) and 1 snack daily
Or
2 snacks and 1 meal (breakfast, lunch or supper) daily

Meal Requirements are

  • BREAKFAST:
    • Milk
    • Vegetable, Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice
    • Bread or Bread Alternate

  • SNACK: (PICK TWO)
    • Milk
    • Meat/ Meat Alternative
    • Vegetable, Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice
    • Bread or Bread Alternate
  • LUNCH OR SUPPER:
    • Milk
    • Meat / Meat Alternate
    • (Two) Vegetable and/or Fruit
    • Bread or Bread Alternate

Welcome to CACFP

NYS Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) has developed a web based training designed for day care home providers to obtain or renew their Breastfeeding Friendly (BFF) designation.

To obtain or renew your BFF designation you need to:

  • View the training and complete the quiz
  • Print out the certificate from the training
  • Print and complete the Breastfeeding Friendly Day Care Home self-assessment
  • Submit the training certificate and self-assessment to your CACFP program Sponsor

FORMS:

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp/partihomes.htm

POLICIES:

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/cacfp/policymemo/index.htm

2021 CACFP provider handbook

Summer Foods Service Program (SFSP)

The Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), administers the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at the federal level, while the New York State Education Department (NYSED) administers the program at the state level. Locally, it is operated by sponsors who apply for and are approved to operate the program.

Save your family time and money with free summer meals for your kids this summer! No application or registration needed, just stop by and enjoy. To find meal sites near you, visit Summer Food Service Program | Child Nutrition | NYSED or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304. You can also call Family of Woodstock, Inc. at 845-331-7080 ext. 171 for more information.

FAQ’s

What are summer meals programs? Summer meals programs are funded by the USDA and designed to provide kids and teens ages 18 and under with healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session.

What are the requirements for my child or teen to receive a meal? Do I have to fill out an application form? There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. You do not have to provide proof of income, residency, or citizenship. Just show up!

Do meals have to be eaten on-site? Yes, due to federal regulations, all meals must be consumed on-site. Children can take one fruit, vegetable, or grain item from their meal off-site to eat later.

Is there a cost? No. All summer meals offered through the USDA’s programs are free to all kids and teens ages 18 and under.

Can parents or guardians pick up meals on behalf of their kids? No. Due to changes at the federal level. Parents and guardians can no longer pick-up meals on behalf of their kids and meals must be consumed on-site. However, many meal sites include fun activities for kids and the whole family.

Is there a cost? No. All summer meals offered through the USDA’s programs are free to all kids and teens ages 18 and under.

How do I find a summer meals site in my community? Visit Summer Food Service Program | Child Nutrition | NYSED or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find free meals near you.

What kind of food is served at these sites? The meals served are healthy and meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, could include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad. Check our Menu http://2022 Summer weekly menu

Who funds free summer meals? Summer meals programs are federally funded by the USDA through the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option.

There is no site in my area. What can I do to be sure that one is available for the children in my area next summer? If there are no summer meals sites in your community, we can help. Email No Kid Hungry at bestpractices@strength.org.

What else can I do to help? You can share information about free summer meals with your friends, neighbors, and family members. Share the texting hotline (“Text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find free summer meals in our community”)

Have other questions? Please contact Family of Woodstock, Inc. at 845-331-7080 ext. 171

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)(link is external) found online at: How to File a Complaint(link is external), and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
 
(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
          Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
          1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
          Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
 
(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 
(3)      email: program.intake@usda.gov(link sends e-mail).
 
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