No child or adult should go hungry. We could not agree more. That is why we sponsor for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This important federal program helps to fight hunger and has been in existence since 1968. The CACFP provides funds to early childhood programs, adult daycare centers, emergency shelters, afterschool programs and summer sites so they can serve nutritious meals to the children, youth and older adults in their care. The Minnesota Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Education both administer the CACFP at the state level under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture.

As with any federal program, the CACFP has rules and paperwork. If you get confused by government terms, or English is not your first language, then Partners in Quality Care can be especially helpful to you!

Partners in Quality Care offers hands-on education and training for programs. We replace the government terms with words that you can understand. Our multi-lingual team members can speak your language. We assist with everything, from the application paperwork to staff training, and make sure you understand the rules so you can be successful.

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Partners in Quality Care has been a leading CACFP sponsor and child care advocate for many years. If your early childhood program, adult daycare, emergency shelter, after school program or summer program could benefit from funds to help pay for food, contact us today. We can help you navigate all the paperwork and processes of the CACFP.