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155 N. Third Street, Suite 300 • DeKalb, Illinois 60115 • 815-758-8149 or (800) 848-8727

The 4-C Food Program is Free and Easy to Join!

  • The program simply requires that child care providers serve basic meals.
  • Participants choose the fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. and prepare them as they wish.
  • To learn more about the 4-C Food Program, call our staff at 815-758-8149 ext. 234, who are ready to answer any questions. We’re happy to help!

How the Program Works

  • Interested family child care providers call the 4-C program.
  • Staff make it easy to join the program.
  • Providers choose to send their menus to 4-C by mail or internet.
  • Checks are quickly issued to providers to help pay for the children’s healthy meals and snacks.
  • Providers who qualify may also be paid for meals served to their own children.

Click Here for Food Program Forms (click on the wording to the left then scroll down to bottom of the forms page)

Click Here for Food Program Trainings

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: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights., 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Effective 11-20-15

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Sample Meals

Milk, Cereal and Banana

Milk, Turkey Sandwich,
Carrots and Applesauce

Apples and Cheese

Milk, Chicken, Sweet
Potatoes, Pears and Bread


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