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Celebrating CACFP Week: Nourishing Lives, Building Communities

Here at Three O'clock Project, we are excited to shine a spotlight on a program that plays a vital role in shaping the health and well-being of our communities - the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As we celebrate CACFP Week, let's explore the impact of this initiative to ensure nutritious meals for adults and children.

CACFP Week is a national campaign sponsored annually by the National CACFP Sponsors Association aimed at raising awareness of the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program fight against hunger. This program was created to provide healthy meals and snacks to children and adults in various care settings. CACFP not only nourishes the bodies of children and adults, it nourishes futures. By supporting settings like after-school programs, CACFP plays a vital role in creating healthy habits from an early age.

Three O'clock Project is a CACFP Sponsor throughout the school year to provide healthy meals to after-school programs in Louisiana. This program supports our mission of fighting food insecurity by increasing access to healthy, nutritious food for youth and their families. At our after-school program sites, we provide fresh fruit and whole grain snacks to fill hungry bellies after a productive school day. Per the minimum requirements of the USDA, we provide children with a minimum 1-ounce grain snack and a minimum 3/4 cup serving of fruit.

Join us in celebrating CACFP Week, March 10-16, 2024, and spread the word about the importance of supporting programs like CACFP. Together we can make an impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

To learn more about CACFP, you can visit the National CACFP Sponsors Association website HERE!



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