CACFP Statistics

TDA Food and Nutrition Program Statistics Metadata Overview

Program statistics posted here are a snapshot of TDA Food and Nutrition data as of December 9, 2019. Program Statistics are updated annually. 

More frequently updated data can be found free and open to the public on the Texas Open Data Portal at Data.Texas.Gov.

Program statistics are derived from the site-level reimbursement datasets found on the Texas Open Data Portal. For more information on what datasets are posted, how often they are updated, and how to access this data, please visit our TDA Food and Nutrition Public Information Requests page on SquareMeals.org.


How SquareMeals.org Program Statistics Data are Reported


Number of Contracting Entities (CE) and sites

CE and sites are counted as participants if they have submitted at least one approved claim in the program year.

Average meals served per day

Average meals served per day is calculated as the total number of meals served in a time period divided by the average serving days in that time period.  Average serving days is calculated as the total number of non-zero meal serving days in a time period divided by the total number of sites reporting at least one meal serving day in that time period.

Meals served for the year

Total meals served for the year is calculated as a sum of all meals reported on approved claims for the program year.

Reimbursements

Meal reimbursements are reported as the sum of all approved reimbursements for the program year.


Child and Adult Care Food Program


The CACFP Program year spans October 1 through september 30 Program Year 2017-2018  Program Year 2018-2019
ADULT DAY CARE     
Contracting Entities* 286  272
Sites* 418  404
Average Number of Breakfasts Served Per Day (November) 24,508
 24,572
Average Number of Lunches Served Per Day (November)
25,701  25,799
Breakfast Served for the Year 6,223,502  6,237,839
Lunches Served for the Year 6,528,447  6,540,640
Snacks Served for the Year 5,990,028 6,031,124
Suppers Served for the Year 31,280 38,106
Total Meals Served for the Year 18,773,257  18,847,709
Federal Reimbursement for Breakfast $10,883,204 $11,165,821
Federal Reimbursement for Lunch $22,553,077  $23,151,701
Federal Reimbursement for Snack $5,261,599  $5,474,258
Federal Reimbursement for Supper $105,200  $134,539
Federal Reimbursement for Cash in Lieu $1,529,303  $1,550,202
Total Federal Reimbursement for Adult Day Care Centers  $40,332,382  $41,476,522
CHILD CARE CENTERS
   
Contracting Entities 958 957
Sites 8,279  8,539
Average Number of Breakfasts Served Per Day (November) 136,926  137,780
Average Number of Lunches Served Per Day (November) 176,160  178,510
Breakfast Served for the Year 32,815,527 33,448,077
Lunches Served for the Year 44,519,542 44,558,999
Snacks Served for the Year 60,492,928 60,760,512
Suppers Served for the Year 45,575,011 52,095,956
Total Meals Served for the Year 183,403,008 191,863,544
Federal Reimbursements for Breakfast $41,792,781  $43,338,799
Federal Reimbursements for Lunch $114,295,815 $119,415,024
Federal Reimbursements for Snack $38,433,163  $39,580,122
Federal Reimbursements for Supper $152,110,025  $178,764,766
Federal Reimbursements for Cash in Lieu $20,995,130  $23,000,114
Total Federal Reimbursements for Child Care Centers $367,626,913  $404,098,826
DAY CARE HOMES    
Contracting Entities* 39  37
Sites* 4,914  4,560
Average Number of Breakfasts Served Per Day (November)
17,248  16,058
Average Number of Lunches Served Per Day (November) 22,433  21,156
Breakfast Served for the Year 4,257,500 3,995,633
Lunches Served for the Year 5,944,261  5,571,303
Snacks Served for the Year 7,839,599 7,180,654
Suppers Served for the Year 3,950,224 3,618,229
Total Meals Served for the Year 21,991,584 20,365,819
Federal Reimbursements for Breakfast $5,269,375  $4,941,221
Federal Reimbursements for Lunch $14,176,808  $13,300,109
Federal Reimbursements for Snack $5,455,911 $4,998,466
Federal Reimbursements for Supper $9,615,854 $8,837,116
Federal Reimbursements for Administration $4,618,684  $4,400,366
Total Federal Reimbursements for Day Care Homes $39,136,632  $36,477,279
TOTAL CACFP
   
Contracting Entities^ 1,283  1,266
Sites^ 13,611  13,503
Breakfast Served for the Year 43,296,529  43,681,549
Lunches Served for the Year 56,992,250 57,670,942
Snacks Served for the Year 74,322,555 73,968,862
Suppers Served for the Year 49,556,515 55,644,691
Total Meals Served for the Year 224,167,849 230,966,044
Federal Reimbursements for Breakfast $57,945,360  $59,445,841
Federal Reimbursements for Lunch $151,025,699  $155,866,834
Federal Reimbursements for Snack $49,150,673  $50,052,846
Federal Reimbursements for Supper $161,831,080  $187,736,422
Federal Reimbursements for Cash in Lieu $22,524,432  $24,550,317
Federal Reimbursements for Administration $4,618,684 $4,400,366
Total Federal Reimbursement for CACFP 
$447,095,928
$482,052,627

CACFP Child Care represents Child Care Centers, At-Risk centers, Head Start centers, emergency shelters, and centers that serve meals outside of school hours.

For "Mixed" Tier II Day Care Homes, average serving days are determined by using the highest Tier II serving day in November.

Contracting Entities (CEs) may participate in more than one CACFP program. Total CACFP CE count will represent a CE more than once if the CE sponsors sites in different CACFP programs (Adult Day Care, Child Care Centers, Day Care Homes).



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