Childcare Food Program

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 and Thurston 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!

MDC Food Program Benefits:

  • 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 foods served
  • Sample menus and serving ideas
  • On-line or mail in claiming
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Prompt and friendly service
  • Year-end tax statement
  • No software to purchase or download
  • Support by phone, email and in person
  • Parents know that you provide healthy foods that meet USDA guidelines!
  • There is no charge to participate

Our Mission

To participate, contact MDC today!

MDC Child Care Food Program
945 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 284-7865 or (800) 843-9317

Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA,Director,Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339: or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.