Time to Call - An Additional Snack is on the Line

Are the kids in your care for more than 8 hours a day?  Advocates are trying to get you an additional reimbursed snack after the kids are in care for 8 hours a day.  If you called in December, do it again.  Congress still isn't convinced that the children need this food and the caregivers need help giving it.  Tell Them!

If you are in the below states: Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Vermont - CALL your Senators!  Phone numbers and what to say are in the map below.

Not in these states?  You can still take action by calling your Senator!  Call the Senate Switchboard and ask to be connected with your Senator's Office: (202) 224-3121

Prefer taking action by email? This is for you.

When you do it, don't forget to take a picture on the phone and submit it to the CACFP take Action Challenge!

For more information: http://www.nafcc.org/cacfp and http://frac.org/leg-act-center/


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 ChildCareInfo.com 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 ChildCareInfo.com.