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What is CACFP Week?

CACFP Week is a national education and information campaign sponsored annually the third week of March by the National CACFP Sponsors Association. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger. The CACFP brings healthy foods to tables across the country for children in child care centers, homes, and afterschool programs as well as adults in daycare.


Schedule of Events at Holy Family

Monday - 3:00 pm - Chris Gillis and Debbie Hercules from Child Care Resource Center will be coming to visit Preschool 1 & Preschool 2 to make their own “My Plate” art project and to read to them a special story.

Tuesday - 9:30 am – Cooking Contest (Two’s through PreK 2); 10:30 Judging will begin – Participating as judges:  Rachel Dierkes, Anchorwoman & Taste with Rach with WTRF 7; William Fischer, Chief Financial Officer with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Dr. Christopher Zambito with Zambito Family Dentistry; Jessica Rine, Executive Director with United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley; and Sister Mary Clark with the Congregation of St. Joseph.
11:00 am – Luncheon with our Judges and Board Members Adam Weidner, President; Andrew Moretz, Treasurer; and Jacob Altmeyer. 

Wednesday - 10:00 am – Karen Haught and Meredith Sterling from the Seeing Hand Association will be visiting PreK 1 and PreK 2 to plant with the children prepare small starter plants with the children.

Thursday  - Parent Read to Me Day – various parents throughout the center will come read to the children in the classrooms about various books dealing with healthy eating, farming and taking care of our bodies.
2:45 pm - Frozen treat party for the classroom winner of the Cooking Contest at snack time sponsored by Jackie Shia, Owner of Cold Stone Creamery at the Highlands.  

Friday – 9:00 am – Zachary and Jennifer Meyer, Owners of Meyer’s Fancy Fainter’s will visit the center with one of their goats.  They will teach the children about raising their animals on their farm.
Children will get to experience the practice of “milking a cow” with our vinyl glove cow.