Child-Care and Adult-Care Food Program applications available

The R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) is accepting applications from public and
private institutions that would like to participate in the federally funded Child
and Adult Care Food Program.
Child-care centers, adult day-care centers, day-care homes, schools, and emergency
shelters may participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which currently
provides nutritious meals to more than 15,600 participants daily at 610 locations
statewide through 95 locally sponsored programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The
federal funds allow the centers to provide nutritious meals and snacks at no
separate charge to infants, young children, and adults receiving services as well as
to infants and children living in emergency shelters.
Sponsoring institutions serve meals at no separate charge to all participants,
regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or
sexual orientation.
RIDE reimburses programs for each meal served, according to predetermined Department
of Agriculture reimbursement rates based on the income levels of the families that
the programs serve. RIDE will us