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Family Nutrition Bureau
CYFD's Family Nutrition Bureau administers two USDA Child Nutrition Programs which provide federal funds to participating institutions to initiate and maintain non-profit food service programs for eligible children and adults. The funds provided through these programs help ensure that eligible children and adults receive nutritious meals that meet USDA meal pattern requirements.
Child and Adult Care Food Program The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides Federal reimbursement to approved organizations to administer nonprofit foods services so that eligible children and adults have access to nutritious meals that meet the Program’s requirements in settings such as child care centers, head start programs, family child care homes, after school programs and emergency shelters.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals to children during the summer when access to school meals is not available. Institutions that may be eligible to participate as sponsors of the program are: 1) School Food Authorities; 2) Units of State, County, Municipal, local or Tribal governments; 3) Day or Residential Camps, and 4) Private Nonprofit Organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Faith-Based Organizations, and Community Action Agencies. Meals are served to children 18 years of age and under at eligible locations, free of charge and on a first come, first served basis. Not fees or registration is required and there is not discrimination during the course of the food service.
For more information on CYFD's Family Nutrition Programs, please call 1-800-328-2665 or (505) 841-4856 (in Albuquerque) or (505) 827-9961 (in Santa Fe).