An initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation urges these actions to prevent hunger and increases in poverty.


September 6th, 2022


  • USDA should expand CACFP to allow the option of a third meal service, and Congress should appropriate additional funding if required.
  • USDA should continue streamlining CACFP program operations and paperwork to allow for easier enrollment for providers to serve as sponsors of the program.
  • USDA should ensure that CACFP can fund nutrition and wellness education and program efforts.