CACFP Week of 2014 or #CACFPweek

It's that time of year!  The time of year when those of us in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) community share with colleagues, community members, and parents the positive impact the food program has on our children.  It's a time when we can take a moment and say thank you to the family child care providers, centers and afterschool programs that participate as well as those who administer the program - CACFP Sponsors and States!

There have been so many wonderful posts about CACFP on facebook ranging from individuals and organizations sharing fun CACFP creditable snacks to "thank yous" to educational information about what the food program can do for the children and nation as a whole!  Facebook isn't the only social media network getting some CACFP action!  The story below will be updated througout the week with the latest posts from our CACFP community in honor of #CACFPweek!

Don't forget to take part in this special #CACFPweek and share what you are doing.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building