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Emergency Shelter Component

What is the Emergency Shelter Component of the CACFP?

The CACFP can be an important resource to emergency shelters that provide residential and food services to children experiencing homelessness.

Emergency shelters receive the highest rates of payment for serving meals, which meet Federal nutritional guidelines, to eligible children.

Residents 18 and younger who receive their meals at an emergency shelter are automatically eligible for free meals. There are no application forms for families to fill out. All reimbursable meals are served in group settings, at no cost to the child or to the child’s family.

Emergency Shelter Component Information Sheet

Interested in joining the CACFP? Check out the CACFP New Agency Website

Does your agency have a new Authorized Representative and/or administrative staff that need CACFP training? If so, please contact your Assigned Consultant.

Connections & Collaborations

Wisconsin Sponsor's Forum

Regulatory Information

USDA CACFP Policy Memos

USDA Regulation - Part 226-Child and Adult Care Food Program

Wisconsin DCF 251 - Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers

Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP Handbooks

For questions about this information, contact Shiela Coulton (608) 267-9129