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Spoonfuls welcomes all Family Day Care Home providers to the solution of providing nutritious meals to children every day. Since the early 1980’s Porter-Leath has been a sponsoring organization through the Department of Human Services-Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to provide services and reimbursements directly to participating family day care homes.


The primary objective of the CACFP program is to ensure that children 12 years of age and younger enrolled in child care homes and centers receive well-balanced, nutritious meals. Spoonfuls helps family day care home providers meet this goal through nutrition education, program training and financial reimbursements. 


Porter-Leath began sponsoring the local version of this federal food assistance program in the early 1980s.

For more information on Spoonfuls, please contact:

Loraine Crump - 901-577-2500 x 1138
Talesa Dickerson - 901-577-2500 x 1134

Now taking applications for new providers!

Interested? Click here to get started!

 Services Provided:

  • Highly trained professional staff
  • Training and Support (nutrition, health, safety and record keeping)
  • Monthly “timely tips” to ensure most allowable reimbursements
  • Nutrition education activities
  • Quarterly compliance monitoring
  • Annual Recognition Event for providers


Benefits of our Program

  • Reassures parents that their children will receive high quality nutritious meals while in your family day care home
  • Bi-weekly reimbursements
  • Direct deposit
  • Economically planned menus
  • Simple and easy forms
  • We keep you informed (Meal rate, food allergy, USDA guidelines etc)
  • Resources to help Family Day Homes Providers and children served in their program

Forms for Existing Providers

Location of meals served


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Marcella was the responsible one in her family, but caring for five younger siblings isn't feasible for an eleven year old. In stepped Porter-Leath and drastically changed Marcella's life.
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