Hillsborough County's

Childcare Food Program

No child should wake up or go to bed hungry. Hunger is not only detrimental to a child’s physical health, but also harmful to a child’s learning. That is why, as part of our mission to help children and families build healthier lives, Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is a sponsor for the USDA Child Care Food Program (CCFP) for licensed family child care homes. The goal of the Child Care Food Program is to ensure that children under 13 years of age in day care and/or after school programs receive healthy, well-balanced food every day, thereby improving their diets and helping them build good eating habits.

The welfare of children has always been a priority for LSF. In 1987, we started our Child Care Food Program to help children receive nutritious daily meals. The program also provides families with referrals to affordable home day care facilities where children are served well-balanced food throughout the day. Beginning with only 40 day care homes, today the Child Care Food Program has grown more than tenfold to include almost 450 providers

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Requirements for Providers

To qualify for USDA reimbursements administered by LSF, Licensed Family Child Care Home Providers Must:

  • Be in compliance with and maintain all state licensing requirements.
  • Have no more than ten children in their care at any given time.
  • Serve nutritious, well-balanced meals that meet all USDA guidelines.
  • Maintain enrollment records, daily meal counts, and menus to qualify for reimbursement.
  • Prepare and submit menus to CCFP Specialists.
  • Agree to random monitoring visits.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health, Bureau of Child Care Food Programs.

For more information, please contact:

Office: (813) 676-9402 or (813) 676-9410
Email: ccfp@lsfnet.org

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