Child and Adult Care Food Program
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Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child care and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks. The goal is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults in care while promoting the development of good eating habits.

CACFP Eligible programs include:

  • Nonresidential, licensed public or private, nonprofit child care centers or family day care homes.
  • Head Start, Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP), outside-school-hours programs, emergency shelters, and at-risk centers meeting the CACFP requirements are also eligible.
  • Certain adult care centers providing services to persons 60 years or older, or persons 18 years or older that are chronically-impaired or disabled, are also eligible.

Proprietary child care and adult care centers may participate if at least 25 percent of the participants in care are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. 

Programs interested in applying should contact one of the CACFP Specialists.

Tools and Resources for a Successful CACFP Program

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases 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. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Program Supervisor
Adele Roberts

Administrative Support
Amber Lopez
(360) 725-6206

Program Specialists
Allie Elison, 425-917-7923
Arianne McConchie, 360-725-6201
Celia Kennedy, 253-583-8818
Judy Larsen, 509-575-2427
Molly Gleason, 360-952-3314
Nicki Christoferson, 425-771-6032
Terri Adolfson, 509-789-3542
Program Specialists with assigned areas
CACFP Mailing Addresses


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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