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What is CACFP?​

CACFP is the Child & Adult Care Food Program, a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care.  It plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care, while making it more affordable for many low-income families.  The Child & Adult Care Food Program reimburses participating day care homes and childcare centers a federally reimbursiable rate.  It is administered at the Federal level by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),  and at  the state level by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).  Quality Care Services, Inc. has administered the CACFP at the local level through an agreement with KSDE since 1988,  as one of eighteen sponsoring  organizations in Kansas. 





Each day, 2.6 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through provider participation in the Child & Adult Care Food Program.  The program also provides meals and snacks to 74,000 adults who receive care in nonresidential adult day care centers.  CACFP reaches even further to provide meals to children residing in homeless shelters, and snacks and suppers to youths participating in eligible after-school care programs.




Any KDHE licensed childcare facility or home childcare provider.





After applying for a license through your county health department, simply call the Quality Care Services, Inc. office at 1-316-321-7237.  Upon receipt of your license, you are eligible to sign the CACFP agreement for participation.  Once you receive your license, we will schedule a time to come to your site, train you on the meal pattern requirements, explain our record-keeping system, review program regulations, and sign the CACFP provider agreement.

KansansCAN Best Practice Award for Increasing Participation- August 2020

KansansCAN Best Practice Award for Managing Finances August 2019

KansansCAN Best Practice Award for Celebrating Nutrition and Wellness Special Events- August 2018

KansansCAN Best Practice Award for Outstanding Customer Service- August 2017

Sunflower Spotlight :  Provider Resource Impacts Child- July 2016

Sunflower Spotlight :  Convenience Commitment- April 2016

Why is CACFP Important?
Who is eligible to participate?
How do I get started with the CACFP?
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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


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:, 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)   Email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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