Phone 814-670-0838

Food Program

Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Child Development Centers, Inc. is a proud participant of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). CACFP is a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving daycare. Through CACFP, participants’ nutritional needs are supported daily. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of daycare.

CACFP reimburses participating centers and daycare homes for serving nutritious meals. It is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Reimbursement depends on the parent's income level in at-risk areas.

What kinds of meals are served?
CACFP facilities follow the meal patterns established by USDA.

  • Breakfast consists of a serving of milk, fruit or vegetable and grains or bread. 
  • Lunch and dinner require milk, grains or bread, meat or meat alternate and two different servings of fruits or vegetables. 
  • Snacks include two different servings of the four components: milk, fruits or vegetables, grains or bread or meat or meat alternate.

To be considered an at risk area, 50% of the local school district must receive reduced or free lunches.




In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

213 East 41st Street
Erie, PA 16504
Phone 814-670-0838

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