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Area daycare partners with CACFP

Monday, September 3, 2012

First Christian Church Daycare recently announced sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free and reduced price meals at no separate charge.

Free and reduced price meals will be provided to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria.

Meals are available to all enrolled participants.

The daycare is located at 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil.

Listed below are the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines which are effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014.

To be eligible, income must be at or below the following, including household size and annual income:

Reduced Price Meals

* 1 occupant, $20,665,

* 2 occupants, $27,991,

* 3 occupants, $35,317,

* 4 occupants, $42,642,

* 5 occupants, $49,969,

* 6 occupants, $57,295,

* 7 occupants, $64,621, and

* 8 occupants, $71,947.

Free Meals

* 1 occupant, $14,521,

* 2 occupants, $19,669,

* 3 occupants, $24,817,

* 4 occupants, $29,965,

* 5 occupants, $35,113,

* 6 occupants, $40,261,

* 7 occupants, $45,409, and

* 8 occupants, $50,557.

Children who are members of households that receive TANF or Food Stamp benefits, are Head Start participants, or are foster children are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

The program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs gives financial assistance to child care centers so that nutritious meals can be integrated with nonresidential child care services for children.

The goal of the program is to improve the diets of young children and increase the opportunity for children to eat a variety of nutritious foods.

The meals and snacks served meet standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

For further information, call First Christian Church Daycare at 446-2214.



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