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CACFP Food Program

NYS Department of Health – CACFP
Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.

  • The Child Care Council has administered the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) since 1982.


  • CACFP is a reimbursement program for participating home based child care programs that serve meals/snacks to children in care. The goal is to ensure children are being served nutritious meals and snacks while in the child care setting. 

  • Providers must participate in initial training and an annual training each year. Providers prepare menus utilizing credentialed foods and maintain daily attendance of meals and snacks served to children in care.


  • Child Care Council staff are required to conduct unannounced site visits to monitor meal preparation, paperwork and meal service during times that providers have previously determined their meal service. 


  • The Council uses the Minute Menu program which is an on-line program for Providers to maintain menus, attendance and children’s enrollment forms. 


  • Direct deposit is available for programs. To enroll in direct deposit providers may complete the direct deposit form below. The first payment is in check form and thereafter will be direct deposit. 


  • The funding is provided by the NYS Department of Health. The Child Care Council must issue payment to programs within 5 working days of receipt of funds from the state. 

More Information

For more information on the CACFP program please contact:

the Child Care Council at (607)-734-3941 

Anita Quinitchett – 

CACFP MInute menu-- Providers can  enter their menus and attendance for the food program  at

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