Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?
The CACFP is a food assistance program that improves the nutrient intake of Missourians by providing reimbursement for meals that meet minimum nutritional standards served in approved facilities.
- Licensed and license-exempt non-profit child care and adult day care centers. Some for-profit centers can participate if they meet certain requirements.
- Head Start Centers
- Outside School Hours Centers
- Emergency shelters
- At-risk, after school programs in areas where at least 50 percent of children enrolled in the local school qualify for free or reduced price school meals
- Family child care homes, through a non-profit sponsoring organization
Contact us for additional information on application procedures and reimbursement rates.
Whom does CACFP serve?
Children aged 0 through age 12; children of migrant workers ages 0 through age 15; up to age 18 if physically or mentally disabled; and adults aged 60 and above and adults who are funtionally impaired may participate through adult day care centers. There are some restrictions. Contact us for additional information.