What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program?

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child and adult care facilities to serve nutritious meals and snacks. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children and adults in care while promoting the development of good eating habits.

The funds provided for this Program are from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Program is operated in Washington through the Child Nutrition Office of the Department of Education.

What is MDC?

MDC stands for Metropolitan Development Council.  The Metropolitan Development Council (MDC) is a non-profit Community Action Partnership. Since inception in 1964, MDC has provided high quality services to Tacoma / Pierce County residents.

Its mission is to develop and manage innovative programs that promote self-sufficiency and remove individuals and families from poverty.  MDC offers programs that fall under the following categories: Education, Children, Youth and Families, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Housing, Homeless Services, Economic and Career Development, Phone Services and Prevention.  MDC has sponsored the Child Care Food Program since 1977.  You can find out more about the valuable services offered MDC by visiting the MDC website.


Metropolitan Development Council
Child Care Food Program
721 S Fawcett Ave Ste 205
Tacoma WA 98402
(253) 284-7865  (800) 843-9317

Required nondiscrimination statement:
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you may file a complaint of discrimination by writing, USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.