Celebrate Farm to School Month by doing this CA 2023 Farm to CACFP Survey
It's National Farm to School Month! The California Department of Social Services, CACFP Branch is excited to provide additional resources for Farm to CACFP. Before they do that, the Farm to CACFP Initiative Team really wants to hear from you about your needs and what you're already doing so they can support you in these efforts in an intentional way. Please fill out this survey by November 3rd - it will help you and the whole community! Thank you for considering.
The listserve sent earlier in the month is copied below and can also be found here.
Dear CACFP Operator,
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Farm to Child and Adult Care Food Program (F2CACFP) Initiative Team is interested in learning more about ongoing CACFP Operator efforts related to F2CACFP and assessing the need for additional resources and training to support Operators in F2CACFP activities. Therefore, we developed a 2023 F2CACFP Survey to gather this information.
The CDSS F2CACFP Team provides support to CACFP operators to implement one or more of the three F2CACFP elements:
Serve meals and snacks that include locally sourced foods
Integrate nutrition and agriculture-based education into the mealtimes, classroom, garden, farm visits, or other venues
Offer participants opportunities for hands-on learning in a garden.
The 2023 F2CACFP Survey is optional, but we encourage you to complete the survey to help us expand and improve the F2CACFP Initiative. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please complete it by Friday, November 3, 2023.
For more information about F2CACFP, please visit the CDSS F2CACFP web page.
For questions about the Farm to CACFP Initiative or this survey, email the CDSS F2CACFP Team at Farm2CACFP@dss.ca.gov.
Family Engagement and Empowerment Division California Department of Social Services
The 2023 Conference has come to an end but it's never too early to save the date for next year! Mark your calendars and set aside funds in your budget to join us for another fabulous Annual CACFP Conference at the Sheraton at Universal Studios Hollywood from October 7-9, 2024.