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About the Child & Adult Care Food Program

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a part of the federal school lunch program started in 1977 benefiting children in family daycare homes and providing reimbursement to child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks for enrolled children in care.

Day care providers must keep menus and attendance records for meals served to children enrolled in their care. The program is designed to help cover the cost of meals so that a portion of dollars spent for food do not come from the providers or the parent’s income, while children are assured of nutritional sound meals and snacks. It also adds extra dollars into your local economy.

To participate, providers must have a current child care license. or certificate of registration.

Dodge City Community College CACFP service delivery area:

Dodge City Community College is the CACFP sponsor in 10 counties:

  • Ford
  • Gray
  • Hodgeman
  • Ness
  • Clark
  • Edwards
  • Kiowa
  • Meade
  • Comanche
  • Seward