Michael F. Easley
Governor

The Great Seal of the State of North Carolina Dempsey Benton
Secretary

North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services

For Release: IMMEDIATE
Date: December 19, 2007

  Contact: Carol Schriber

Program provides free meals at child care and adult care centers

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 North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). 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 www.nutritionnc.com/snp/cacfp.htm.

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.

See also eligibility guidelines.

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