December 4, 2019

Today, the YMCA of Central Kentucky announced its participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

“The YMCA is proud to participate in these CACFP programs,” said Paula Anderson, chief operating officer of the YMCA of Central Kentucky. “Our goal is simple: to meet the nutritional needs of children in our care. 

“Additionally, the program will help us promote understanding of the role of nutrition in physical, mental and social health and help develop positive food attitudes and eating behaviors,” Anderson added.

The CACFP provides nutritious meals and snacks to qualifying participants attending the Y. The CACFP uses Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Meals to determine each participant’s eligibility.  

The YMCA of Central Kentucky’s participation includes the CACFP’s At-Risk Afterschools Meals program, which provides, at no cost, snacks and meals to children at designated locations in low-income areas where schools have at least 50% free and reduced lunch programs for enrolled students. All At-Risk Afterschool meals are reimbursed at the free reimbursement rate. 

CACFP is federally funded through the USDA, and is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education, Division of School and Community Nutrition.

For more information about the CACFP, please contact KDE, Division of School and Community Nutrition, at (502) 564-5625 or visit the CACFP homepage.


USDA 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Jerry Grasso
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
YMCA of Central Kentucky
O: 859-367-7376