What is The Child Care Food Program?

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Located in Springfield Missouri, The Child Care Food Program is a reimbursement program for licensed and registered daycare providers. CCFP is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, managed and directed by the Missouri Department of Health and sponsored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

The Child Care Food Program currently serves 210 providers representing a 30-county area, with approximately 4,500 children enrolled. Through our program, child care providers can focus on serving higher quality meals without straining other program resources. We believe that regardless of geographic location and economic standing, all children deserve access to healthy and nutritious meals.

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With children receiving two thirds of their daily food consumption while away from home, the Child Care Food Program helps day care providers keep the cost of day care down while contributing to our future generation through healthy meals and snacks that help develop strong minds and bodies. The Child Care Food Program ensures good eating habits that last a lifetime.