Best Practices for Providing Meals during COVID-19

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time for Children During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

  •  Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal times waivers, State agencies may allow Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators to provide more than 1 day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up (by the child or their parent or guardian) or delivery.1,2 For example, a child care site may distribute 4 days of meals on Monday morning, providing children with breakfast and lunch for Monday through Thursday. Read more here.

Summer Food Service Program: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic 

  • Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal times waivers, State agencies may allow Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) operators to provide more than 1 day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up (by the child or the child’s parent or guardian) or delivery.1, 2 For example, a summer meal site may distribute 5 days of meals on Monday morning, providing children with breakfast and lunch for the week. Read more here

Seamless Summer Option: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

  • Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal times waivers, State agencies may allow Program operators to provide more than 1 day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up (by the child or the child’s parent or guardian) or delivery.1, 2 For example, a SSO site may distribute 2 days of meals on Monday morning, providing program participants with breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday. Read more here

 


  
 

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