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Delaware Opportunities Inc. is the sponsoring agency for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for registered day care programs, licensed group family day care programs and eligible legally exempt family day care programs in Delaware County.

Studies have shown children in full time care consume as much as 80% of their daily intake of calories and nutrients while in care.  Studies have also shown that children who attend child care programs that participate in CACFP receive more  milk, fruits, and vegetables than children in non-CACFP programs and develop healthy eating habits that last through adulthood.

When a Child Care Provider Participates in the Child & Adult Care Food Program the parents and their children benefit in a number of ways:

  • the meals served are nutritious and well balanced using a variety of foods
  • the children learn positive eating habits
  • parents save time by not having to pack meals and snacks
  • the health benefits for the children that comes from good nutrition

The child care provider benefits by receiving:

  • partial reimbursement for the food served thereby helping the provider to offer a variety of healthy foods
  • free training in nutrition, feeding children, and buying and cooking foods
  • food activity ideas and fun recipes that involve children in meal and snack preparation
  • the health benefits for the children that comes from good nutrition

For more information or to find out if you are eligible to participate in the Child & Adult Care Food Program contact a Day Care Specialist at 607-746-1620 or toll free at 1-877-746-2279 or by email at or visit our office Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, at 35430 State Hwy. 10, Hamden, NY 13782.

Child & Adult Care Food Program Forms:

Informational Charts and Guides:

CACFP  is a federally funded entitlement program that provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served in all types of regulated or approved day care settings. The program promotes the health and well being of infants, children up to age 18, and adults in day care, by ensuring that day care providers serve nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks.