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NC Department of Health and Human Services

Program provides free meals at child care and adult care center

Este pagina en espanolRelease Date: December 16, 2008
Contact: Carol Schriber, 919-733-9190

RALEIGH – Over 2,250 child care and more than 65 adult care centers across North Carolina are participating in a federally funded program to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to the children and adults enrolled in those centers.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. None of the children or adults at the participating centers are charged for the food. CACFP reimburses the facilities for the meals based on the size of each person’s household and the household’s income.

For a list of all participating child and adult care centers or to identify facilities in your community that participate in the CACFP, please visit the N.C. Nutrition Services Branch website at

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, child and adult care facilities participating in the CACFP are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call  (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Updated: February 9, 2009