Child Care Food Program

In Missouri each day more than 53,000 children participate in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) at child care homes, group homes, and registered homes. CCFP helps families meet the nutritional needs of their children. In addition, the Child Care Food Program plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it affordable for many low-income families.

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services administers the Child Care Food Program. MDoH approves sponsoring organizations to operate the program on the local level. Sponsoring organizations play a critical role in supporting home child care providers through training, technical assistance, and monitoring.

Many different child care homes utilize the Child Care Food Program and share the common goal of bringing nutritional meals and snacks to the children in their care.

The DAEOC CCFP program serves fourteen (14) counties in Southeast Missouri. These counties include: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, Scott, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, and Wayne.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email:

Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation is an equal opportunity provider.