The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious meals to children and adults in emergency housing, childcare, adult care, and other settings throughout the United States. Funded by the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services (OHS), Health Promotion Council (HPC) offers specialized training and technical assistance to six Philadelphia family emergency housing shelters to improve the planning, preparation and serving of nutritious meals for shelter residents.
These services include: menu development according to federal and City of Philadelphia Nutrition Standards, biannual culinary and nutrition trainings for food service staff, individualized training and technical assistance for food service staff, and ServSafe® certification training. Additionally, HPC serves as the administrative entity to issue all monetary reimbursement/incentives to designated shelter providers that are compliant with the program in accordance with CACFP contract.
• Kirkbride – Families Forward
• Lutheran Settlement House – Jane Addams Place
• Darlene Morris Love & Care
• Episcopal Community Services (ECS) – St. Barnabas Mission
• Resources for Human Development (RHD) – Woodstock Family Center
• Stenton Family Manor