almost 25 years, CNP, Inc has taken great pride in conscientiously
bringing CACFP money to the children
the federal program is intended to serve—preschool children
from low-income families who might otherwise not have access to
a nutritious diet. Without a local organization or “sponsor”
like CNP, Inc. this federal money
would not be available to the day care facilities that care for
these children. Many studies have shown that good nutrition
during early childhood is critical to the development of healthy
minds and bodies. It is for this reason that the CACFP
program was begun.
Or, mail your contribution to:
PO Box 11878
Charlotte, NC 28220
addition to processing federal funding, CNP, Inc. works hand-in-hand
with family child care homes and
child care centers providing
education on nutrition, infant feeding, and appropriate learning
activities for preschool children. We maintain a library of books
and videos for their use. Our consultants
visit with each family care home and day care center on a regular
basis, and are available for telephone consultation every week
day. Child care homes that participate in CACFP often
receive higher overall state child care ratings that non-participating
homes. So, participation in CACFP is an important factor
in the quality of child care available in North Carolina.
child care facilities must document the income levels of the families
whose children are in their care, daily attendance, and menus
served each day. CNP, Inc. is responsible for gathering this documentation
and determining its accuracy. CNP, Inc. must also meet federal
guidelines as to unannounced on-site visits and periodic training
sessions. In order to keep up with the federal paperwork requirements,
CNP, Inc. has recently begun offering on-line claims processing.
While the cost of meeting federal compliance guidelines
has gone up, federal funding for administrative costs has not
kept pace with our needs. Only
strong, well-run sponsors will be able to continue to deliver
these federal funds for healthy food to the children and child
care facilities that need them. And even these well-run organizations,
like CNP, Inc. now need your financial help.
consider making a generous contribution to CNP, Inc. to allow
us to continue to bring healthy food, a most basic human need,
to children who might otherwise go without. For your convenience,
you can use this on-line service to make a contribution charged
to your credit or debit card.
are fully tax deductible.