SPARKS, Nev. - February 08, 2022
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is proud to announce the 2022 partner agencies for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Nevada. CACFP is a federal program that provides funding for healthy meals and snacks for children and adults in day care facilities. The presence of nutritious food in these facilities plays a vital role in improving the quality of care and makes day care services more affordable for many low-income families, while also ensuring food insecure populations have access to nutritious meals.
Partner agencies are located in Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Lyon and Washoe counties, and assure access to food for Nevadans in need by serving nutritious meals and snacks to children and adults receiving services in these facilities. To view the full list of program partners and eligibility requirements visit agri.nv.gov/food/CACFP and click on “Current Participating Sponsors.”
The USDA’s Child and Adult Food Program provides reimbursement to child and adult care centers, family or group day care homes, before and after-school programs, emergency shelters, and Head Start programs, for nutritious meals that contribute to wellness, healthy growth, and development of children of all ages, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.
Partners of CACFP must ensure that recipients are eligible based on the household income of each individual. Foster children or children who are members of a household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) benefits automatically meet the free meal category. Children in Head Start programs, At-Risk Afterschool Meals programs or those in emergency shelters for homeless children are not required to complete household income forms. Participating adults in day care who are members of SNAP households, Supplemental Security Income, FDPIR or are Medicaid recipients also automatically meet the guidelines for the free meal category. Facilities that participate in the CACFP do not discriminate against any participant because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Care facilities wishing to learn more about how to become a future CACFP partner are encouraged to contact the NDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families interested in additional information on partner care facilities are encouraged to visit the current list of participating partners to find a participating facility near them.
About the Nevada Department of Agriculture
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.
USDA and NDA are equal opportunity employers and providers.