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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP is a federal program that is administered through the New York State Department of Health, Department of Nutrition and available through the Child Care & Development Council.  CACFP reimburses providers for nutritious snacks and meals that they serve to children in their care.  In order to receive reimbursement, the snacks and meals must meet USDA guidelines.  All registered, licensed, and legally exempt providers are eligible to participate in the program.

What are the benefits of a provider who participates in CACFP?

  • Participation is FREE

  • CACFP helps guarantee that children have balanced nutritious meals.

  • CACFP helps providers plan menus.

  • Participating providers receive training sponsored and paid for by CACFP.

  • Parents know that their children are receiving meals based on USDA nutrition standards for young children.

  • Providers are reimbursed grocery dollars for serving CACFP approved meals to children in care (including infants on formula or breast milk)


How much reimbursement can providers receive?

  • Even with only ONE child in care (serving breakfast, lunch & snack) you can earn as much as $113.40 a month, that’s $1,360.80 per year!

  • Sample Reimbursement: Family Child Care serves Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks for 6 children per day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks per month equates to $680.40 per month. [($1.66+$3.04+$.97) x 6 x 5 x 4] = $680.40  

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Printable CACFP Forms
For CACFP forms including Children's Menus, Infant Menus, Reimbursement Form, and Attendance and Meal Count Form, visit the FORMS page.

CACFP Reimbursement Rates  *effective 7.1.22 - 6.30.23

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Need help understanding and meeting the whole grain requirement?

Click on the page to the right to access an easy to follow guide that will take the guess work out of identifying whole grain rich (WGR) foods.  
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Visit the National CACFP Sponsor Association's website for Thirty on Thursday training opportunities.  Choose from a variety of 30 minute recorded webinars.  

CACFP Information: contact Connor Genzel at 315-343-2344 ext.112 or

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