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Adult Care

Good nutrition is important throughout our entire life. Adult Care centers receive reimbursements for meals and snacks served to eligible adult participants. Providers Choice supports adult care programs from initial onboarding through claim submission to ensure maximum program reimbursement.

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What is the Food Program?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Adult Care centers that sign up to participate, serve healthy meals and snacks to the adult participants in their care and receive financial reimbursements.

Who is eligible to participate?

Any licensed non-profit adult care center
Any licensed for-profit adult care center where at least 25% of the enrolled participants in attendance each month are Medical Assistance/Medicaid eligible
Eligible centers must provide non-residential community-based group care services to functionally impaired adults, or persons 60 years of age or older
Eligible centers must provide a variety of health, social and related support services to enrolled adult participants who are over the age of 60

How Does my adult care center benefit?

Monthly payments for the meals and snacks you serve
You ensure adults in need have access to healthy, balanced nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day
Attract participants to your adult care center because CACFP participation is an indicator of quality care

Why choose Providers Choice?

Spend more time managing your adult care center – let us manage the Food Program paperwork
Easily track attendance and meal counts online
We help you create nutritious menus
We provide training and support to your employees
We review and submit your Food Program claims to the state



Participation is easy!

Record attendance & meal counts

Record menu changes
Submit claim documents to Providers Choice

Collect Annual Family CACFP Household Income forms for new partricipants

Get paid through direct deposit
Collect Annual Family CACFP Household Income forms

Complete CACFP and civil rights training for all staff

How much can I earn?

Payment amount will depend on the type and number of meals you serve, the number of participants in care and the income of the participant households. Reimbursement rates are updated every July and are determined by USDA.

Current adult care center rates in effect from 7/01/2020 - 6/30/2021
Breakfast Lunch/Supper Snack
Free $1.89 $3.51 $.96
Reduced $1.59 $3.11 $.48
Paid $.32 $.33 $.08
Adult Care centers may claim up to two meals and a snack or two snacks and a meal per adult participant per day.


Adult Care claims are submitted at the end of each month and paid on a monthly basis.

At the end of each month you will submit your claim to Providers Choice. Providers Choice submits claims weekly to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Once claims have been submitted to MDE, they are typically paid the following week on Friday.

Many foods are creditable and qualify to be served in the CACFP! Learn more

Click Join Now at the top or bottom of the page or click here to complete our CACFP Sponsorship Application. Once submitted, someone from our team will reach out to review your application, collect any additional information and discuss next steps.

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