Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Food Resource Series: Child & Adult Food Care Program

What is it?
The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides free or low cost meals and snacks outside of school– in child care centers, Head Start programs, emergency shelters, as well as day care centers for adults over the age of 60.

Do I qualify?
These programs are for children under the age of 12, or with special needs up to age 18, who are already enrolled in SNAP, TANF, Head Start, Even Start or living in an emergency shelter. It is also for adults over the age of 60 who are cared for in adult day care centers and receive Medicaid, Social Security Income, or SNAP.
If you do not fit into either category, you may qualify for free meals if you earn up to 130% of the poverty level; and you may qualify for reduced price meals if you earn up to 185% of the poverty level.

How do I apply?
Through the care center in which your child or adult relative is enrolled– call and ask!

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