What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that is administered by the states to ensure that eligible children have access to healthy, nutritious food. CACFP serves At-Risk After School Programs, Adult Day Centers, Child Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes and Emergency Shelters. CACFP has served 4.2 million children and 130,000 adults nationwide. 

CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, as well as the health and wellness of older adults and those 18 years and older who are chronically impaired and/or disabled. 

How do I enroll my child care home?

If you are a child care provider in Waldo County and you would like to enroll your child care home in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, call us at 338-6809 or send an e-mail to communityservices@waldocap.org.

USDA Nondiscrimination 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 by clicking here.

You can also find the form at any USDA office or you can write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632- 9992. Submit your completed form or letter addressed 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

(3)       Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a Federally funded, State administered program. SFSP ensures that children 18 and under continue to receive healthy meals during summer months when the school lunches that so many depend on are not available.

The way that WCAP administers this program varies from year to year. In 2020, we distributed 7,503 grab-and-go meals and educational materials at ten sites over an eight week period. In 2021, we distributed 3,468 meals at six sites. 

During the summer of 2022, we are hosting Community Cafés in Burnham and Frankfort once a week for eight weeks. In addition to providing healthy meals to children, these cafés are encouraging local communities to come together and tackle the feelings of isolation that have grown during the pandemic, especially for homebound seniors.

Food Distribution Activities

WCAP supports and facilitates nutrition activities in Waldo County directly and with community partners to provide food and resources for individuals and families. WCAP partners with the State Good Shepard Food bank as a local food bank and works collaboratively with other community groups and organizations to respond to food insecurity needs. WCAP provides for food distribution activities to Early childhood program families, the general public, homebound seniors and veterans.

For more information about our food distribution activities, please email us at CommunityServices@waldocap.org.