CACFP Week for the Procrastinator

You had every intention of making a big campaign around CACFP week this year but time got away from you, right?  Well, this post is for you.  Here are 5 things you can do to celebrate CACFP week from now until Saturday!

  1. Share these pictures.  They have facts about CACFP on them.  Print them and leave them around your community, share them on Facebook or Pinterest, email them to your providers and have you providers print one out and post in their home.
  2. Sing the YMCA-CACFP Style.  Sing it with your staff, sing it with your kids - if you can record it and post it on youtube, vimeo or facebook!
  3. Sign the Petition to have the White House officially recognize CACFP Week and then share with your network and have them sign it!
  4. Tear away Flyers about the Food Program! Post in your local coffee shop, have providers post in their home
  5. oloring Sheet. Kiddos can color this and take home with the parents

There are 5 but there's more! Search CACFP on Pinterest and follow those pinboards, take the pledge to tell one person about CACFP during CACFP week, share what others are doing for CACFP week. Check out the hashtag #cacfpweek on Facebook, there are some really fun things going on - share those!


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