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Free Meals and Snacks

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) enhances the health and well-being of children and adults by supporting positive eating environments and balanced nutritious meals and/or snacks in centers and day care homes throughout the State of Idaho.  Child care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk afterschool care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, Head Start programs and adult day care centers may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program either independently or under the sponsorship of a public or private nonprofit organization.  Family day care homes must participate under a sponsoring organization.  The centers or homes receive reimbursement for meals and/or snacks that meet the meal pattern and are served to participants.  Depending on the type of center or home, the reimbursement rates are based on the income level of the participants, provider or local geographic area.

Apply Online

 Find a center or day care home in your area that is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Visit CACFP's website and scroll to the bottom of the page and expand the 'List of Sites' section. 


​Your child care and adult day care site must be participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Contact your center or day care home provider to learn about any additional eligibility requirements.