Food Program (CACFP)

If you wish to speak directly to a Food Program representative please call 260-333-8290

Programs sponsored by ECA*
Children impacted
Dispersed as food cost reimbursements

* Early childhood programs across 13 counties (Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wells and Whitley)

As a sponsor of The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Early Childhood Alliance seeks to address the nutritional needs of children in child care. Through this federally funded and state-administered program, CACFP provides reimbursements for several types of child care settings serving creditable meals throughout Northeast Indiana.

Provider Benefits
  • Sample recipes and menu-planning ideas
  • Partial reimbursement of food costs
  • Educational materials on balanced and nutritious diets for providers, children, and parents
  • Training and technical support
Program Requirements
  • Be a licensed or certified legally licensed exempt child care home, center or ministry
  • Follow requirements for meals and snacks including maintaining records and documentation
  • Attend annual training in nutrition, nutrition education, sanitation, and record keeping

CACFP Related Documentation and Forms

Meal Pattern


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