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What is the Child Care Food Program?

The Child Care Food Program is a United States Department of Agriculture program designed to help children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals. The program is available to children under the age of 13 who are in licensed family childcare homes. Beanstalk acts as an umbrella sponsor for over 600 licensed family childcare homes throughout the region. The program is also administered in Beanstalk centers. The meals must meet the standards established by the USDA. Beanstalk staff regularly monitor homes and centers for compliance, offer technical assistance and training.

What are the benefits of the Child Care Food Program?

  • Reimbursement to the family childcare provider for partial cost of meals that are served to children in their care
  • On-going assistance from professional staff

  • Reduce food purchasing cost
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  • Prompt payment (issued within 5 business days of reimbursement to Beanstalk from the State)

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."
Note: The protected classes for CACFP remain unchanged.
They are race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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