Access to nourishing food is crucial for children to survive and thrive. When growth and development are at stake, food stability and consistency are essential. Each day, we strive toward a future with fewer hungry kids. Here, that future starts today.

In-home daycare providers who participate in our Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) will be reimbursed for meals and snacks for each child they care for. The program reimburses daycare facilities in Pierce, South King, Kitsap, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. for two meals and one snack per day (or two snacks and one meal) for children up to 13 years old. Raising the next generation comes with its own unique challenges; The CACFP exists to ease the burden for parents, guardians and caregivers alike.

The CACFP also reimburses meals served to kids in afterschool programs, children living in emergency shelters and adults over 60 or with disabilities enrolled in daycare facilities.


The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offered by MDC ensures proper nutrition for all children enrolled in licensed in-home daycares.

Providers can be reimbursed for two meals and one snack or two snacks and one meal per day for each child in care ages 0-13.

We serve providers in PierceSouth KingKitsap, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The food program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it more affordable for families. We have served providers for over 40 years and our staff includes former child care providers and nutrition specialists that have the experience and knowledge to serve you better!

✓ Cash reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served in licensed in-home child cares, regardless of family income

✓ Reimbursement for meals to provider’s own children also available based on income eligibility

✓ Knowledgeable staff with in-home child care experience

✓ Choice of food

✓ Sample menus and serving ideas

✓ Online or mail in claims

✓ Year-end tax statement

✓ Support by phone, email and in-person

✓ Free to participate

MDC Child Care Food Program

945 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 284-7865 or (800) 843-9317

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at  800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992 or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

Fax:833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or

Email: USDA Program Intake (link is external)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.