Oregon Department of Education

Homeless Program

Emergency shelters, which serve homeless children and their families, can participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs (ODE CNP). Children 18 years or younger are automatically eligible for free meals. There are no application forms for families to fill out. All reimbursable meals must be served in a group setting.

General Information

Menu Planning Tools

Infant Feeding

Homeless Progaram

Meal Service Requirements

Building for the Future

Misc Documents

Other Resources

  • Child Care Nutrition Resource System External Link
    The Child Care Nutrition Resource System provides you with recipes, resources and information on preparing nutritious meals and food safety.
  • Women, Infants, Children website and brochures
  • Team Nutrition External Link
    The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS) has a comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition for schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.

  • Lynne Reinoso Email    (503) 947-5892
    Child Nutrition Programs - Program Mgr, Community Nutrition Programs