Quality care for children adds Twin City provider to its food program


Quality care for children (qcc) today announced that three new childcare programs will join its U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored child and adult care food program (cacfp) this month. Qcc aids Georgia’s childcare providers through cacfp as a way to help them deliver a better-quality food program and assist children living in food insecure homes with access to healthy food. Qcc supports more than 150 childcare centers, at-risk afterschool programs, emergency shelters, and 410 family childcare home programs located throughout Georgia.

“Qcc’s childcare food program helps childcare programs stretch their food budgets while providing resources to help them serve well-balanced meals and snacks to the children in their care,” said Ellyn Cochran, president, and chief executive officer for quality care for children. “ This means that our youngest learners are receiving nutritious foods that keeps them happy, healthy and learning.”

While the childcare food program benefits Georgia’s childcare providers in a variety of ways, it is also very positive for families who live in food insufficient households as they often rely on childcare programs and schools for daily meals and snacks to supplement what their children eat at home. This is a crucial service for these families as children with poor nutrition often lag behind their peers in cognitive development and may have poor health overall.

Meals are available to all children enrolled in the program at no separate charge, helping to provide them with regular and nutritious meals daily at their childcare program.

The newest early learning childcare programs sponsored by quality care for children are:

Family childcare home programs:

Shandra Harden (Emanuel County)

123 Carl Durden Street, Twin City, Ga., 30471

Lois ross (Bibb County)

4327 Vallie Court, Macon, Ga., 31204

Phyllis Wallace (Dekalb County)

3976 Ansley Bend, Ellenwood, Ga., 30294

The child and adult care food program was established in 1968 by congress to ensure children in licensed or approved daycare centers, settlement houses, and recreation centers were receiving nutritious meals.

Approximately 20 years later, following the passage of the older american act, new amendments allowed for participation by select adult day care centers, which initiated the name change to its current child and adult

Care food program name. Ten years later, the program was further updated to allow for “at-risk” afterschool programs and shelters housing homeless children to participate.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and u.s. department of agriculture (usda) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.


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