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Child and Adult Care Food Program

What is the CACFP?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that reimburses for nutritious meals and snacks served to participants. Studies show that children who are enrolled in child care that participates in the CACFP receive meals that are nutritionally superior to those served to children in child care settings without the CACFP. Proper nutrition is important for good health and is also an important part of a successful child care program.

The Family Resource Network is a CACFP sponsor for family child care homes and group family child care homes in 27 South Dakota Counties. Contact us to learn more or get started at 1-800-354-8238 or 605-688-5730 or by email at

Reasons to Join

  • Tax Benefits
  • Reimbursement for meals served to children in your care (Effective 7/1/2019-6/30/2020):
    • MealTier 1Tier 2
      Lunch and Supper$2.49$1.50
  • Nutritional Education
  • Knowledge of serving healthy meals to the children in your care
  • Free Technical Support from the Family Resource Network

Participating is Easy

  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist you!
  • Free cookbooks
  • Required forms are provided
  • Free Online or Manual Tools Provided
    • Free Child Care Management software available for quick and easy online record keeping and claiming
    • Free paper forms provide for those choosing manual tracking and claiming
  • Direct Deposit Available
  • CACFP folder for staying organized
  • Free Quarterly Newsletter¬†
    • Nutritional Information
    • Recipes and Activity Ideas
    • Healthy and Safety Tips
    • CACFP Program Updates
    • Upcoming Events


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). 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 Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: 202-690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.