Child and Adult Care Food Program

Ensuring Children and Adults Have Access to Nutritious Meals and Snacks

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides reimbursements for meals served to children and youth participating in afterschool care programs, children residing in emergency shelters, and adults over the age of 60 or living with a disability and enrolled in day care facilities. CACFP contributes to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children and adults in the United States.

At the YMCA we offer CACFP through our Elwood and Alexandria branches. This provides meals for all children in our Before & Afterschool, Childcare and camps through this program. Both locations fed a total of 12,036 meals in 2023. To learn more about the CACFP program click here.