Child & Adult Care Food Program

In 1987 Children’s Friend and Service adopted the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to supplement the income of licensed family child care providers. In addition to providing financial reimbursement, CACFP promotes healthy nutrition among participating family childcare homes.

This program, funded by the Department of Education, acts as a support for providers to enrich their knowledge of good nutrition and optimal child development. All providers are assigned a Case Manager, who will act as a link to provide nutrition education, information regarding upcoming training sessions, and to support providers in becoming better caregivers and educators.

Who is eligible?

Licensed Home Child Care providers.
For more information contact Lucia Santiago at 401.721.6412 or email

Statement of Nondiscrimination for USDA for Sponsors of CACFP

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, age, or disability. 
This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

To file a complaint of discrimination, writ USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free 1-866-632-9992 (voice). 
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339; or 1-800-845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

In addition, in Rhode Island it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion or sexual orientation. 
To file a complaint of discrimination for these protected classes, contact:  RI Department of Education, Director of Equity and Access, 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903-3400 or call (401) 222-4600.