The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

“This is the typical city for you: the hot dogs, snacks, ice creams. I try to give it to them every now and then, to capture the moment. Kids want things. Kids see stuff like this and they want to run over and get snacks and ice creams. But you can’t afford it, because you’re on one income and a budget. I captured that moment, just the typical city neighborhood, and things that are costly for a single parent: ice cream trucks. I would love for my kids to have that type of stuff, but when you’re only on one income, you’ve got to limit to certain things.”

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP is an under-utilized federal nutrition program that provides free meals and snacks for low-income children in childcare facilities.  In 2010, nearly 130,000 children in PA received nutrition assistance through CACFP in childcare settings.

Current Issue

Nutrition advocates and early childhood providers across the state are partnering together to expand access to CACFP in childcare center and family childcare homes.  If you are interested in getting involved in this effort, please contact us!


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