FEEDING OUR FUTURE
We utilize the Child and Adult Care Food Program to increase healthy food access for Minnesota's youth and seniors
FEEDING OUR FUTURE
A Bit of Background
Here at FEEDING OUR FUTURE, we are driven by a single goal; making participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program safe and easy for our community partners. We ensure programs are easily able to receive funding to purchase nutritious meals and snacks.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The CACFP is the sister program to the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program and has been providing meals through a variety of programs since 1968. These programs include Family Child Care Homes, Child Care Centers, Emergency Shelters, Afterschool Programs, and Adult Daycare Programs. CACFP reimburses adult daycare and childcare centers at free, reduced-price, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to eligible, targeting benefits to those children and seniors most in need. Emergency shelters and afterschool programs are reimbursed at the free rate.
Funds are available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) who contracts with state agencies to administer the program. The program is operated in Minnesota through the Division of Nutrition, Health and Youth Development at the Minnesota Department of Education.
Eligible nonprofit organizations partner with the Minnesota Department of Education to sponsor unaffiliated sites participation in the CACFP. FEEDING OUR FUTURE is an approved sponsor that makes CACFP participation easy.
Types of Programs Served by FEEDING OUR FUTURE
Food Program Participation Made Easy
Child Care Centers
At FEEDING OUR FUTURE, we are dedicated to making food program participation simple. Our team will meet your site on a regular basis to provide training and technical support. We invite you to learn more about the food program and the financial benefit available to your program.
"You cannot feed the hungry on statistics"
Civil Rights 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.