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  • Federal funds available for meals served in day care settings

  • Federal funds are available to help child and adult care providers in Delaware serve healthy meals to children and adults in their facilities.
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  • Federal funds are available to help child and adult care providers in Delaware serve healthy meals to children and adults in their facilities.
    In fiscal year 2013, reimbursement was provided for more than 17 million meals and snacks served to Delaware residents. Under the United States Department of Agriculture-sponsored program, child care centers, adult day care centers, and family child care providers throughout Delaware can receive cash reimbursement for meals served to eligible children and adults. Participant eligibility is tied to income eligibility guidelines that are adjusted by the USDA.
    Children enrolled at child care centers, family child care homes, some after-school programs, or adult day care centers participating in the CACFP receive meals/snacks at no charge. Reimbursement to the centers or providers varies depending on the number of children or adults meeting USDA's household size and income eligibility guidelines. The program covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Centers or providers may be reimbursed for up to two meals and one snack per participant each day.
    For more information: (302) 735-4060 or visit doe.k12.de.us.
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