May 19, 2020
Financial Relief for the CACFP

On May 12, 2020, Representative David Trone (D-MD) proposed legislation, now included in The Heroes Act and passed by the House on May 15, 2020, that would provide financial relief for the CACFP Community including child care providers, centers, afterschool programs, emergency shelters, and sponsoring organizations.

Send a message to the Senate and the White House asking for their support of these provisions.

Pandemic Response: Grab & Go Meals for CACFP Centers

In Pennsylvania, It Takes A Village To Feed One Child provides prepackaged Grab & Go CACFP meals for eight childcare centers reaching over 250 children daily since April 1. They are serving 3 meals per day, 5 days per week per enrolled child and using the opportunity to also provide education supplies and exercises, baby food and formula, and other items. - Mark Wainwright, CMP, CCNP

Priorities Matter


Now, more than ever. People see you and honor you for the work you do caring for our next generation. You matter.

FNS Extends Food Program Waivers

FNS is extending the following waivers nationwide through August 31, 2020:

Non-Congregate Feeding:  FNS is allowing meals to be served to children outside of the normally-required group setting to support social distancing.
Parent Pickup:  FNS is allowing parents and/or guardians to pick up meals and bring them home to their children.
Meal Times:  FNS is waiving requirements that meals be served at certain standard times to allow for grab-n-go options. This also allows for multiple days-worth of meals to be provided at once. 
CACFP Professionals Certification Spotlight

Do you have experience with the food program and do you regularly expand your knowledge with continuing education? Get your certification!
Child Nutrition Today Magazine

We're bringing back a favorite! Featured topics:
  • The Word on Whole Grain
  • Grow Healthy Kids: Eat Your ABC's
  • Family Style Dining
  • Healthy Choices on a Budget
  • CN Labels Explained
  • CACFP Cycle Menu, Recipes & Snack Ideas
Read it online or get them in print to share.

Buyer's Guide

Shelves may be bare and purchasing limits may be in place at your local shopping center. 

We're hoping to help you find services and creditable food products online.

Farmers to Families Food Box

The USDA purchased $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products to be provided to Americans in need. To participate, n onprofit organizations, such as schools, sponsors, or food banks, that have the operational and financial capability to receive, store and distribute requested food items should contact an awarded distributor.

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On Demand Training Webinars

Looking for CACFP or child nutrition training you can do at your own pace? These webinars are available for you to watch, take a post-webinar quiz, and earn training hours and a certificate of participation.

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Membership Benefits

We welcome sponsors, non-commercial agencies, child care providers, center and afterschool staff, and all who operate child nutrition programs to have a united voice as a member of our association.

Learn more about the benefits of membership and decide which membership category is the best fit for your organization.

Member Resources

We have over 60 Community Helper worksheets available to members. 

Download this activity sheet for ideas on how to celebrate and honor the Good People who serve in our military.

More Resources Available at

Buyer's Guide
Certification Program
Cash In Lieu Rates
Webinars & Online Training
Industry Partners Motivation Moments 2019 Conference Program

Meal Pattern Materials
National Allies
Job Board
2017 Magazine Preview Issue
Reimbursement Rates - SFSP
CACFP Training & Nutrition Calendar

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