CACFP Matters and the CACFP Kid Ambassador Campaign were created in partnership by the National CACFP Forum and the CACFP Roundtable. The meals served to children and adults through the Food Program don't happen in a vacuum. When we talk about the CACFP community we are talking about child care centers, family child care providers and the sponsors that support them. We're talking about the afterschool and at-risk programs like Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, community non-profits, school districts, parks and recreation and so many others. The community includes adult care centers and sponsors and emergency shelters serving needed healthy meals. And we're talking about all of the organizations that advocate and support them.
The Forum and the Roundtable have long worked together ensuring CACFP is the best program it can be for the people administering it and those receiving the healthy meals because of it. We hope you'll join us, in partnership, during the child nutrition reauthorization process and beyond. Be a part of the campaign, together let's educate congress about the importance of this program. Send us your logo and be a part of this CACFP movement.
CACFP Campaign Partners
Mission: The CACFP Roundtable's mission is to foster a community of leaders who work together to build equitable access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and nutritious meals in care settings.
Mission: The National CACFP Forum serves as the national advocacy organization that protects viability, perfects policy, and promotes leadership for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
About: FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
Mission: All people and communities deserve fair access to nutritious, affordable food.
Manifesto: We are passionate about the possibility of giving all families and children from birth to 5, an opportunity to succeed in school, and in life. This is our purpose. The Head Start Community is our inspiration, and we wish to foster inclusivity, kindness, knowledge, leadership, courage, and innovation. It is our duty to elevate the Head Start Community by offering insightful, innovative, and pertinent programs and services via our conferences, networks, events, and advocacy.
Mission: National Farm to School Network increases access to local food and nutrition education to improve children’s health, strengthen family farms, and cultivate vibrant communities.
Tom Copeland has been the nation's leading trainer, author and advocate for the business of family child care since 1981. He has a law degree and has presented hundreds of business workshops for family child care providers across the country. He answers thousands of calls and emails each year to help providers, tax professionals and trainers understand complex business and tax issues - including CACFP!
KinderCare is the largest affiliated child care provider in the Child and Adult Care Food Program with more than 750 participating centers across 33 states. Collectively, these centers serve more than 2 million nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of children each month through the CACFP. This program is vital to the children and families it supports; a recent nationwide medical study found that preschoolers are consuming diets too high in calories, saturated fat, and sweets and too low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. The CACFP helps to assure that children in child care programs across the country receive good nutrition. KinderCare is proud to support this program and to help ensure millions of children continue to have access to nutritious meals.
The Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC) is a non-profit alliance of the leading multi-state/multi-site child care providers, key state child care associations, and premier educational service providers, representing over 6,500 programs in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and select international locations. Our members serve as the unified collective voice for providers of high-quality programs and services that support families and children from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. We are advocates for strong federal and state policies that bring quality to scale.