Food Programs

Child Development Centers, Inc. is a proud participant of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program. 

Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP is a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care. Through CACFP, participants’ nutritional needs are supported on a daily basis. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care.

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

  • Breakfasts 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.

CACFP reimburses participating centers and day care 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 parents income level in at risk areas.

Summer Food Service Program

Child Development Centers, Inc. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. To be eligible to receive free meals at: Oil City CDC, Hasson CDC, Franklin IT CDC and FSA CDC children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

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, 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) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

2335 West 38th Street
Suite 1
Erie, PA 16506
Phone 814-670-0838

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