Food Program

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Keep kids healthy and growing!

Our Child Care Food Program is a USDA program designed to help children in child care receive nutritious, well-balanced meals. Providing meals is often one of the biggest expenses involved in child care. Our Child Care Food Program is intended to assist you with this cost so that you can serve children meals which will keep them healthy and growing.


Program Benefits

  • Reimbursement for meals served to the children in your care
  • Stay up-to-date on children’s nutritional needs
  • Reassures parents that their children’s nutritional needs are being met
  • Receive information on menu planning
  • Free trainings, resources, and support
  • Ideas for healthy snacks and meals


Getting Started!

In order to participate in the CACFP, you must be either a Licensed Family Child Care Provider or a Trustlined Exempt provider. After becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider, or are cleared through the Trustline process, a Child Care Food Program monitor will come to your home to do an orientation. VOCS can assist in becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider

Current Reimbursement Rates


Federal Rates for 2022/2023:

Breakfast …………… $1.66

Snack ………………… $0.97

Lunch/Supper ….. $3.04


State Rates for 2022/2023:

(In addition to federal rates above)

Breakfast …………. $0.0973

Lunch/supper …. $0.0973