Our Mission and Values
Since 1985, we have been fostering children’s health by supporting and promoting growth among providers who serve healthy meals and snacks to children.
Providers Choice has been a proud sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) since 1985. Our organization was started by Gail Birch who now serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Providers Choice has gone from operating from Gail's kitchen table to one of the largest Food Program sponsors in the United States.
To promote healthy nutrition for children by securing reimbursements and funding from federal nutrition programs and grants to provide program payments, education, training and technical assistance to help child care providers operate successful businesses while ethically prioritizing the health and wellness of children.
What Our Program Participants Say
I have been a part of PCI for many years. The extra income each month is helpful and totally worth the 10 minutes I spend entering my meals and attendance each day.
I have been a child care provider for 22 years and have been on the food program the entire time. It has been a great addition to my business. It provides an extra support system and is such a great way to keep the kids eating healthy and trying new foods.
The staff at PCI are super friendly and knowledgeable. I have been a member for years, and I still have occasional questions. They always treat me, and my daycare children, with respect and kindness.
I have been on the Providers Choice Food Program since 1986 and it has been such a good experience. PCI has provided us with many helpful tools - one of my favorites was the Twist & Sprout cookbook where my kids and I found many yummy new recipes.