What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?

Providing better nutrition and making care affordable are the goals of this federally funded program. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers and child care homes that provide healthy meals and snacks that meet USDA nutritional guidelines. Programs enrolled in CACFP can provide meals and snacks at no charge to families. CACFP also reimburses meals served to children in afterschool programs and emergency shelters and meals served to adults in adult care centers.

Who Can Receive CACFP Help?
At participating facilities, meals and snacks are provided to:

  • Children 12 and under
  • Migrant children 15 and under
  • People with disabilities regardless of their age
  • In afterschool programs and emergency shelters, children up to age 18
  • Adults who are functionally impaired or over age 60

Contact Information

Mary Abney-Young, Director
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-0958

Greta F. Avery, Supervisor and Training Coordinator
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-7576

Dyeretta Fashion, Supervisor
CACFP Afterschool Meals Program
(803) 898-0945

Cheryl Evans-McDonald, Compliance Manager
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
(803) 898-0971

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Toll-Free: (888) 834-8096
Main Line: (803) 898-0959
Monitoring: (803) 898-0971

Nondiscrimination Policy

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), 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) found online at: How to File a Complaint, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.