Chatham County Partnership for Children is a sponsoring agency for child care centers and homes to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

What is the CACFP?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program which is administered and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service. The purpose of the program is to ensure that eligible children and adults who attend qualifying non-residential care facilities receive nutritious meals.

How Does CACFP Benefit Children?

Children in child care homes and centers that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program:

  • Receive nutritious meals and snacks in spite of rising food costs.
  • Develop good eating habits.
  • Learn about nutrition and making good food choices.
  • Develop strong bodies, good teeth, and alert minds.
  • Have parents who can be assured that their children are receiving nutritious meals and snacks as part of their daily care, without extra expense to them.

How Does CACFP Benefit Child Care Providers?

Through the CACFP, Chatham County Partnership for Children provides child care facilities with:

  • On-site training and assistance in menu planning and record-keeping
  • Monthly reimbursement for meals served that meet USDA requirements
  • Access to and training in Minute Menu software for record keeping

Can I Participate?

If you wish to begin participating in the CACFP with our sponsorship, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Tammy Matthews, Food Program Manager
919-542-7449 ext. 115


USDA Programs Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.