Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a type of United States Federal assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to States in order to provide a daily subsidized food service for an estimated 2.9 million children and 86,000 elderly or mentally or physically impaired adults[1] in non-residential, day-care settings. The program is commonly referred to as the Child Care, Child Care Food, Adult Care, or Adult Care Food Program, and is often operating in conjunction with other child and adult day-care programs, such as the Head Start program or the [Love Little Children Food Program, Inc]link title. Its federal identification number, or CFDA number, is 10.558.