Child and Adult Care Food Program
Providing reimbursable meals and snacks to children, seniors and disabled adults

CACFP ProgramThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses child care centers, day care home providers, and adult day care centers for part of the cost associated with serving more than 400,000 approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas every day.

The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults, promote development of good eating habits, and integrate nutritious food service with organized child and adult day care services.

Funmi & Friends

This short online video is an educational tool for preschoolers (ages 2 – 5), parents and child care providers to supplement the Farm to Child Care grant recipients. These recipients are committed to teaching children about the food system and where their food comes from. Because of these experiences and knowledge, children are more likely to select and consume fresh fruits and vegetables.  The video visits an urban farm where fruits and vegetables are grown and using the fresh produce a healthy tasty snack is prepared.

The Adventures of Zobey

The Adventures of Zobey videos are designed to engage preschool children with activities that encourage them to be active and choose healthy foods. By interacting with the energetic purple monster Zobey, children also learn about where foods come from and celebrations using healthy foods.

Updated Meal Patterns

Visit the Texas Comptroller to check payment status:

View Open Data for Child and Adult Care Food Program

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Commissioner Sid Miller

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