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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal nutrition education and meal reimbursement program.  CACFP partially reimburses participating agencies providing healthy meals and snacks at Adult Day Service Centers under the Community Care Program.

This program is administered at the federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  At the Department, this program is administered by the Bureau of Community Operations in the Division of Home and Community Services.  The Department monitors this program, approves Adult Day Service Centers under the Community Care Program to operate in the CACFP at the local level, handles claims reimbursement, provides training, offers technical assistance and resource materials to ensure successful participation in this program, and conducts on-site program reviews.  This funding from the federal government supports and further enhances Illinois’ commitment to promoting the health and well-being of older adults.

Nonparticipating Adult Day Service Centers under the Community Care Programs may apply for CACFP at any time during the year. All participating agencies must reapply annually.

For more information about this program at the Department, please contact:

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
One Natural Resources Way, #100
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone: (217) 782-2407
FAX: (217) 785-3346

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[see:  http://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement]
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