Child Care Food Program

No child should wake up or go to bed hungry. Hunger is not only detrimental to a child’s physical health, but also harmful to a child’s learning. That is why, as part of our mission to help children and families build healthier lives, Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a sponsor for the USDA Child Care Food Program (CCFP) for licensed family child care homes. The goal of the Child Care Food Program is to ensure that children under 13 years of age in day care and/or after school programs receive healthy, well-balanced food every day, thereby improving their diets and helping them build good eating habits. VW1A0579

The welfare of children has always been a priority for LSF. In 1987, we started our Child Care Food Program to help children receive nutritious daily meals. The program also provides families with referrals to affordable home day care facilities where children are served well-balanced food throughout the day. Beginning with only 40 day care homes, today the Child Care Food Program has grown more than tenfold to include almost 450 providers.

 

 

VW1A0571Since LSF began the program, some 25,000 children have benefited. More than 50,000 meals and snacks are served every week to children in day care facilities affiliated with the LSF Child Care Food Program.

Because many children come from low-income families with both parents working full-time jobs, often the most nutritious food they will eat all day is what they are served in their day care facilities.

Through this program, LSF assists licensed family child care home providers with developing a variety of nutritious meals and menus, provides USDA reimbursements to eligible providers, delivers training and technical assistance, and monitors for quality assurance and compliance issues.

For more information, contact:

Office: 813-676-9402 or 813-676-9410
Email: ccfp@lsfnet.org

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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