NICC Child Care Center Announces Sponsorship of Federal Food Program

NICC Child Care Center Announces Sponsorship of Federal Food Program

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Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) on-campus Child Development Center announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Institutions who participate in CACFP may provide meals at a cost of $1 for breakfast, 1.50 for lunch, and .50 for a snack to enrolled children/adults at the college’s Child Development Center. Reduced fees for those children/adults that are eligible are .30 for breakfast, .40 for lunch and .15 for snacks. To apply for free or reduced price meals, parents must fill out an Iowa Eligibility Application. All families are given forms at the time of guaranteed enrollment into the program.

Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Childcare participants who are members of FIP or food assistance households or who are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meals. Adult care participants who are members of food assistance households or who are SSI or Medicaid participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

For more information on the Child Development Center at the NICC Peosta campus, visit www.nicc.edu/childcare.

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