CACFP

Our Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP)  provides reimbursement services for food for qualifying individuals who operate daycare services in their homes for children and adults with disabilities.  Our providers are able to supply nourishing, wholesome meals and snacks to promote lifelong healthy habits. Our food providers are able to continue expanding their businesses and knowledge by receiving continuous education on nutrition and fitness. The Healthy Kids Healthy Childcare initiative is a statewide partnership to train licensed childcare centers and give them an action plan to promote healthy eating, physical activity, reduced screentime (time that children spend in front of a television screen or PC monitor), water availability, and breastfeeding resources.

The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Food Care Program. All participants in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against any person, Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

FY 2020 Income Eligibility Requirements

Meals will be provided at: (List center’s name and address of all sites)

Little Amigos Child Development Center       201 East A Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045

Little Angels Daycare Center                             201 East A Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045

Kidz Quest Academy                                           1190 Foster Road, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Arcoiris Development Center, LLC                  2697 McNutt, Sunland Park, NM 88063

 Boys and Girls Club of Otero County              201 Dale Scott Avenue                                                                                                                                            Alamogordo, NM 88063

Boys and Girls Club of Otero County               Sierra Elementary  2211 Puerto
Rico Street    Alamogordo, NM 88310

Little Friends Pre-School and Child Care               125 Wyatt Dr.                                                                                                                                                     Las Cruces New Mexico 88005                                                                                                                                                  

Media submitted to:                                          Date of Submission

CAASNM Website                                           July 2, 2019

FAQ

What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)? The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a nutrition program designed to upgrade the quality of food for children and disabled adults who are in daycare.

Why should people apply? Daycare providers are given a reimbursement for food costs for each child claimed; they receive food cost reimbursements for their own children if the household is income-eligible.

What are the benefits to the applicants? Applicants are taught about the importance of nutritious meals and health practices, which not only benefits the children under their care, but also promotes healthier living for the entire family.

Who is eligible to apply and how is eligibility determined? Any person 18 years of age or older who provides child care services for children that do not live with them is eligible to apply.   Disabled adults are eligible only if they can provide a doctor’s notice.  All providers must undergo a background check and have a clearance in hand before they can be registered into the program.

How long does it take to get approved?      The background check takes approximately 4-6 weeks to clear.  A copy of the clearance letter must be provided to our offices before a monitor can be assigned.  The registration visits can be conducted as early as one week after a monitor is assigned.

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico

Announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. All children in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregations of, or other discriminatory action against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, or disability. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, write immediately to:

The Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC., 20250

This statement applies to the following counties:

Dona Ana, Catron, Grant, Otero, Sierra, Hidalgo