Our providers trust us to secure their food program reimbursements, and support their overall business. We’re known for our scalability and capacity to help anyone who needs it.
Providers Choice serves all 87 counties in Minnesota. We specialize in supporting licensed family child care homes and licensed child care centers to serve healthy and nutritious meals to the participants in their care. In 2023, we supported child care providers and centers to serve more than 14 million meals and snacks to 59,000 children across Minnesota.
In our elevated approach, we go above and beyond for our providers. We make sure providers get the maximum reimbursement while maintaining the highest integrity to the Food Program Guidelines.
Providers Choice is a leader in the Child and Adult Care Food Program community in Minnesota and across the country. We work closely with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) to promote policy and advocacy for the CACFP in Minnesota.
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.